The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Berghaus, Heinrich

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Berghaus, Heinrich
Edition of 1920. See also Heinrich Berghaus on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BERGHAUS, Heinrich, German geographer: b. Cleve, 3 May 1797; d. Stettin, 17 Feb. 1884. He served in 1815 in the German army in France, and was from 1816 to 1821 employed in trigonometrical survey of Prussia under the War Department. From 1824 to 1855 he was professor of applied mathematics in the Berlin Academy of Architecture. Besides his various maps and his great ‘Physical Atlas’ (republished in a remodeled form in 1886-92), he published ‘Allgemeine Länder und Völkerkunde’ (l837-41); ‘Die Völker des Erdballs’ (1852); 'Grundlinien der physikalischen Erdbeschreibung' (1856); ‘Grundlinien der Ethnographie’ (1856); ‘Deutschland seit hundert Jahren’ (1859-62); ‘Was man von der Erde weiss’ (1856-60). His correspondence with Humboldt was published in 1863.