• Born date: 1779-08-07
  • Born in: Quedlinburg
  • Death date: 1859-09-28
Carl Ritter

Karl Ritter (August 7, 1779 – September 28, 1859) was a German geographer. Along with Alexander von Humboldt, he is considered one of the founders of modern geography. From 1825 until his death, he occupied the first chair in geography at the University of Berlin.