#3918 Overall Influence

Friedrich Ratzel

German geographer


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Friedrich Ratzel was a German geographer and ethnographer, notable for first using the term Lebensraum in the sense that the National Socialists later would.Life Ratzel's father was the head of the household staff of the Grand Duke of Baden. Friedrich attended high school in Karlsruhe for six years before being apprenticed at age 15 to apothecaries. In 1863, he went to Rapperswil on the Lake of Zurich, Switzerland, where he began to study the classics. After a further year as an apothecary at Moers near Krefeld in the Ruhr area , he spent a short time at the high school in Karlsruhe and became a student of zoology at the universities of Heidelberg, Jena and Berlin, finishing in 1868. He studied zoology in 1869, publishing Sein und Werden der organischen Welt on Darwin.

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Heidelberg University

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Technical University of Munich

Public research university in Germany

Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university in Berlin, Germany

Leipzig University

University in Leipzig, Germany

University of Jena

University located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany

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#26 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#251 World Rank
Political Science
#1624 World Rank