Malte-Brun, Conrad

Malte-Brun, Conrad

(kôn`räth mäl`tə-bro͞on', Fr. mältə-brôN`), 1775–1826, Danish geographer, b. Jutland but later settled in Paris; originally named Malthe Konrad Bruun. He is responsible for the descriptive, readable style that became characteristic of the French school of geography. He wrote an encyclopedic geography of the world, a geography of Poland, and a dictionary of geography. He was secretary of the French Society of Geography, as was his son, Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun, 1816–89, who also wrote extensively on geographical subjects.
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MENTELLE, Edme, & MALTE-BRUN, Conrad, 1804, Geographie mathematique, physique et politique de toutes les parties du monde: Redigee d'apres ce qui a ete publie d'exact et de nouveau par les geographes, les naturalistes, les voyageurs et les auteurs de statistique des nations les plus eclairees, vol.