- Richard Kiepert
Richard Kiepert (
September 13, 1846- August 4, 1915) was a German cartographerwho was the son of famed geographer Heinrich Kiepert(1818-1899). Richard Kiepert studied geographyand historyin Berlinand Heidelberg, and in 1874 received his Doctorate of Philosophyat the University of Jena.
Kiepert prepared maps from data amassed by German explorers of Africa such as
Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs(1831-1896) and Heinrich Barth(1821-1865). From 1874 until 1878 he worked on the compilation of Ferdinand von Richthofen's atlas of China, and from 1875 to 1887 he was editor of the geographical periodical "Globus". Two other important African geographic works of his were "Deutscher Kolonialatlas" and "Spezialkarte von DeutschOstafrika". From 1902 until 1908 he worked on the "Spezialkarte von Kleinasien", a map of Asia Minorwhich was created on a 1:400,000 scale. After his father's death in 1899, he continued the work on the elder Kiepert's classic "Formae Orbis Antiqui".
In 1908 Kiepert was the recipient of the
Carl RitterMedal of the Geographical Society of Berlin, and in 1913 was given the honorary title of professor.
* [http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Richard_Kiepert Classic Encyclopedia; Richard Kiepert]
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