Alfred Philippson

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Alfred Philippson
BirthplaceBonn, German Empire
geologist and geographer
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Philippson, Alfred


Born Jan. 1, 1864, in Bonn; died there Mar. 28, 1953. German geographer; student of F. Richthofen.

Philippson was educated at the universities of Bonn and Leipzig. He was a professor at the universities in Bern (1904–06), Halle (1906–11), and Bonn (1911–29). He was the author of works on general physical geography and of area studies on Europe, particularly the Mediterranean.


In Russian translation:
Evropa. St. Petersburg, 1909.
Sredizem’e. Moscow, 1911.
Evropeiskaia Rossiia. Moscow, 1913.
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