Adrian Room Adrian Room (born 27 September 1933, Melksham) is a British toponymist and onomastician, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a prolific author of reference works relating primarily to t...
Ahmad Zaki Pasha Ahmad Zaki Pasha (أحمد زكي باشا) (26 May 1867 – 5 July 1934) was an Egyptian philologist, sometimes called the Dean of Arabism (شيخ العروبة), and longtime secretary of the Egyptian Cabinet.
Ahmed Hassanein Ahmed Hassanein Pasha, KCVO, MBE or Aḥmad Moḥammad Makhlūf Ḥasanēn al-Būlākī was an Oxford-educated Egyptian courtier, diplomat, Olympic athlete in fencing, photographer, writer, politician, e...
Alexander McArthur Alexander McArthur (10 March 1814 – 1 August 1909) was an Australian and British businessman and politician in both countries.
Alexander Peckover, 1st Baron Peckover Alexander Peckover, 1st Baron Peckover FRGS, FSA, FLS (16 August 1830 – 21 October 1919), was a British quaker banker, philanthropist and collector of ancient manuscripts.
Alexander William Jardine Alexander William Jardine, made a trip from Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia to Somerset, Queensland in 1864.
Alexandra Tolstoy Alexandra Tolstoy FRGS (born Alexandra Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, 1974; married name Alexandra Galimzyanova) is an equine adventurer, broadcaster and businesswoman, a fellow of the Royal G...
Alfred Russel Wallace Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist.
Alice Coleman Alice Mary Coleman (born 1923) is emeritus professor of geography at King's College London.
Anna Curtenius Roosevelt Anna Curtenius Roosevelt is an American archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Anthea Millett Anthea Christine Millett, CBE, FRGS, FRSA (born 1941) has held a number of appointments and posts in the public sector, most recently as the Chairman of the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire S...
Archibald Fleming The Rt Rev. Archibald Lang Fleming, DD, FRGS was the inaugural Bishop of The Arctic from 1933 to 1949.
Archibald Lang Fleming The Rt Rev. Archibald Lang Fleming, DD, FRGS was the inaugural Bishop of The Arctic from 1933 to 1949.
Arthur Bostrom Arthur Bostrom FRGS (born 6 January 1955 in Rugby, Warwickshire) is an English actor, most famous for his role as Officer Crabtree, in the long-running BBC sitcom Allo 'Allo!.
Arthur Henry Sovereign The Rt Rev Arthur Henry Sovereign, DD, FRGS was an eminent Anglican priest in the mid 20th century.
Arthur Leveson Admiral Sir Arthur Cavenagh Leveson GCB (27 January 1868 – 26 June 1929) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy.
Arthur Robert Hinks Arthur Robert Hinks, CBE, FRS (26 May 1873 – 14 April 1945) was a British astronomer and geographer.
Arthur Sovereign The Rt Rev Arthur Henry Sovereign, DD, FRGS was an eminent Anglican priest in the mid 20th century.
Arthur Vivian Sir Arthur Pendarves Vivian KCB (4 June 1834 - 18 August 1926) was a British industrialist, mine-owner and Liberal politician, who worked in south Wales and Cornwall, and sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1885.
Aubyn Trevor-Battye Aubyn Bernard Rochfort Trevor-Battye, MA, MBOU, FLS, FRGS, FZS (17 July 1855 – 19 December/20 December 1922) was a British traveller, naturalist and writer.
Augustus Phillimore Admiral Sir Augustus Phillimore KCB (24 May 1822 – 25 November 1897) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.
Baden Baden-Powell Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell, FS, FRAS, FRMetS (22 May 1860–3 October 1937) was the youngest son of Baden Powell, and the brother of Robert Baden-Powell, Warington Baden-Powell, George Bade...
Barbara Toy Barbara Alex Toy FRGS (11 August 1908 – 18 July 2001) was an Australian-British travel writer, theatrical director, playwright, and screenplay writer.
Ben Fogle Benjamin Myer Fogle, FRGS (born 3 November 1973) is an English adventurer, author, broadcaster and writer, who is best known for his presenting roles with Channel 5, BBC and ITV.
Bernard Granville Baker Bernard Granville Baker (23 October 1870 – 12 March 1957) (known as B. Granville Baker) was a British soldier and painter specialising in military subjects.
Bertram Dickson Captain Bertram Dickson (21 December 1873 - 28 September 1913) was a pioneer Scottish airman and the first British serviceman to qualify as a pilot.
Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur Debbarma Colonel His Highness Maharaja Manikya Sir Bir Bikram Kishore Deb Barman Bahadur GBE KCSI (19 August 1908 – 17 May 1947) was the last ruling Maharaja of Tripura before it merged with India in 1949.
Caspar Whitney Caspar William Whitney (September 2, 1864 – January, 18 1929) was an American author, editor, explorer, outdoorsman and war correspondent.
Cathcart Wason (John) Cathcart Wason (17 November 1848 – 19 April 1921) generally known as Cathcart Wason, was a Scottish farmer and politician who served as a Member of Parliament in two countries...
Cecil Clementi Sir Cecil Clementi, GCMG, KStJ, FRGS, MRAS (1 September 1875 – 5 April 1947), was a British colonial administrator who served as Governor of Hong Kong from 1925–30, and Governor and Commander-in...
Cecil Lowther Major-General Sir (Henry) Cecil Lowther, KCMG, CB, CVO, DSO, FRGS (1 January 1869 – 1 November 1940) was a British general and Conservative politician, the fourth son of William Lowther.
Cecil Rawling Brigadier-General Cecil Godfrey Rawling, CMG, CIE, DSO, FRGS (16 February 1870 - 28 October 1917) was a British soldier, explorer and author whose expeditions to Tibet and Dutch New Guinea broug...
Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana Field-Marshal Maharaja Sri Teen Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, (8 July 1863 – 26 November 1929), was the fifth Prime Minister of Nepal from the Rana dynasty.
Charles A. Foster Charles Foster (born 1962) is an English writer, traveller and barrister.
Charles Duncan Cameron Charles Duncan Cameron was a British soldier who was serving as British consul in Ethiopia when he was imprisoned by Emperor Tewodros II as one of the acts which led to the 1868 Expedition to Ab...
Charles Farrar Forster Reverend Charles Farrar Forster, MA, FRGS, F.S.Sc. was curate of Lockwood parish near Huddersfield, vicar of St Andrew's church in Huddersfield, and the first vicar of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Beckwithshaw.
David Drewry David John Drewry (born 22 September 1947, Grimsby) is a glaciologist and geophysicist who was described in the conferring of an honorary degree by Anglia Ruskin University in 1998 as having an ...
David George Campbell David George Campbell (born January 28, 1949 in Decatur, Illinois, United States) is an American educator, ecologist, environmentalist, and award-winning author of non-fiction.
David Haslam Rear-Admiral Sir David William Haslam KBE CB (26 June 1923 – 4 August 2009) was a Royal Navy officer.
David Hutchins Sir David Ernest Hutchins FRGS (22 September 1850 – 11 November 1920) was a British forestry expert who worked around the British Empire.
David John Shearlock The Very Rev David John Shearlock was an eminent Anglican priest and author in the last third of the 20th century.
David Livingstone David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
David Shearlock The Very Rev David John Shearlock was an eminent Anglican priest and author in the last third of the 20th century.
David Shukman David Roderick Shukman (born 30 May 1958, St Pancras, London, England) is Science Editor for BBC News.
Dudley Stamp Sir (Laurence) Dudley Stamp, CBE, DSc, D. Litt, LLD, Ekon D, DSc Nat, was professor of geography at Rangoon and London, and one of the internationally best known British geographers of the 20th ...
Duncan J. D. Smith Duncan J. D. Smith F.R.G.S. (born 1 December 1960) is a British travel writer, photographer, historian, and explorer.
E. A. Hewett Edbert Ansgar Hewett, CMG (5 September 1860 – 24 November 1915) was a prominent British merchant in Hong Kong and China and member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council of Hong Kong.
E. G. Bowen Professor Emrys George Bowen FRGS, FSA, BA, MA, LLD, DUniv, (known as E G Bowen) (28 December 1900 - 8 November 1983), was an internationally renowned Geographer with a particular interest...
Edgar William Cox Brigadier-General Edgar William Cox, DSO, FRGS was a senior intelligence officer on the British General Staff throughout most of the First World War who drowned in suspicious circumstances whils...
Edwin Dingle Edwin John Dingle (6 April 1881, Cornwall – 27 January 1972) was an English journalist, author and founder of the Institute of Mentalphysics in California, US. He was also a Fellow of the Royal ...
Edwin Ferdinand Lee Edwin Ferdinand Lee (10 July 1884 – 14 September 1948) was a Missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and The Methodist Church, elected in 1928.
Emrys G. Bowen Professor Emrys George Bowen FRGS, FSA, BA, MA, LLD, DUniv,, was an internationally renowned Geographer with a particular interest in the physical geography and social geography of his native Wales.
Emrys Jones Emrys Jones, FBA, FRGS was Professor of Geography at the London School of Economics and a renowned author and consultant in the fields of geography and urban planning.
Emrys Jones (geographer) Emrys Jones, FBA, FRGS was Professor of Geography at the London School of Economics and a renowned author and consultant in the fields of geography and urban planning.
Emyr Estyn Evans Emyr Estyn Evans, often referred to simply as E. E. Evans, was a Northern Irish geographer and archaeologist, whose primary field of interest was the Irish neolithic.
Erasmus Ommanney Admiral Sir Erasmus Ommanney KCB, FRS, FRGS, JP (22 May 1814 – 21 December 1904) was a Royal Navy officer and an Arctic explorer of the Victorian era.
Ethel Brilliana Tweedie Ethel Brilliana Tweedie F.R.G.S. (1862–1940) was a prolific English author, travel writer, biographer, historian, editor, journalist, photographer and illustrator.
Eyre Chatterton The Right Reverend Eyre Chatterton, DD, FRGS (1863–1950) was an eminent Anglican author who served as a Bishop in India from 1903 to 1926, as well as an amateur tennis player.
Fitzgerald Copland-Crawford Fitzgerald Hamilton Copland-Crawford F.R.G.S. was a Scottish amateur footballer who made two appearances in the representative matches in 1871 and 1872.
Florence Farmborough Florence Farmborough FRGS (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 1887 – 18 August 1978, Marple, Greater Manchester) was an authoress, a photographer, a teacher and university lecturer, and ...
Frances Carpenter Frances Aretta Carpenter (April 30, 1890 – November 2, 1972) was an American photographer and author.
Francis Beaufort Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, KCB, FRS, FRGS, MRIA (27 May 1774 – 17 December 1857) was an Irish hydrographer and officer in Britain's Royal Navy.
Francis Galton Sir Francis Galton, FRS (16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was an English Victorian polymath: anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician.
Francis Lascelles Jardine Francis Lascelles Jardine was an Australian pioneer associated with the exploration and settlement of Far North Queensland.
Francis Rodd, 2nd Baron Rennell Major General Francis James Rennell Rodd, 2nd Baron Rennell KBE CB JP (25 October 1895 – 15 March 1978) was the second but eldest surviving son of the diplomat James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baro...
Francis Vane Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher-Vane, 5th Baronet (16 October 1861, Dublin, Ireland – 10 June 1934, London) was an early aide of Lord Baden-Powell's and a Scout Commissioner of London before Baden-...
Frank Linsly James Frank Linsly James FRGS (21 April 1851 – 21 April 1890) was an English explorer.
Frank Oates Frank Oates (1840–1875) was a British naturalist, explorer and uncle to Antarctic explorer Lawrence Oates.
Frank Wild Commander John Robert Francis Wild CBE, RNVR, FRGS (10 April 1873 – 19 August 1939), known as Frank Wild, was an explorer.
Frederic William Howay Frederic William Howay, (November 25, 1867 – October 4, 1943), also spelled Frederick, was a Canadian historian, lawyer, and jurist.
Frederick Bowhill Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick William Bowhill, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO & Bar (1 September 1880 – 12 March 1960) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force before and during World War II.
Frederick Dixon-Hartland Sir Frederick Dixon-Hartland (1 May 1832-15 November 1909) was an antiquary, banker and a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1881 to 1909.
Frederick Drew Frederick Drew FGS, FRGS (11 August 1836 – 28 October 1891), was an English geologist.
Frederick Du Cane Godman Frederick Du Cane Godman D.C.L., F.R.S., F.L.S., F.G.S., F.R.G.S., F.E.S., F.Z.S., M.R.I., F.R.H.S. was an English lepidopterist, entomologist and ornithologist.
Frederick DuCane Godman Frederick DuCane Godman DCL FRS FLS FGS FRGS FES FZS MRI FRHS was an English lepidopterist, entomologist and ornithologist. He was one of the twenty founding members of the British Ornithologists' Union.
Frederick Lehmann (Augustus) Frederick Lehmann, FRGS (1826 - 22 August 1891) was a British businessman and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1880.
Frederick Marshman Bailey Lt. Colonel Frederick Marshman Bailey (3 February 1882, Lahore, India – 17 April 1967, Stiffkey, Norfolk) CIE was a British intelligence officer and one of the last protagonists of The Great G...
Gavin Maxwell Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.), FRGS (15 July 19147 September 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters.
Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith Geoffrey Francis Hattersley-Smith D.Phil, FRSC, FRGS, FAINA (22 April 1923 – 21 July 2012) was an English-born geologist and glaciologist, recognized as a pioneering researcher of Norther...
Geoffrey Moorhouse Geoffrey Moorhouse, FRGS, FRSL, D.Litt (29 November 1931 – 26 November 2009) was an English journalist and author.
George Armitstead, 1st Baron Armitstead George Armitstead, 1st Baron Armitstead (28 February 1824 in Riga, Latvia - 7 December 1915 in London) was a British businessman, philanthropist and Liberal politician.
George William Allan George William Allan, (January 9, 1822 – July 24, 1901) was a Canadian politician.
George William Spencer Lyttelton George William Spencer Lyttelton CB FRGS (12 June 1847 – 5 December 1913) was an English civil servant who acted as private secretary to William Ewart Gladstone during three of his terms as...
Gerry Clark Gerald Stanley Clark MBE (9 May 1927 – June 1999) was a New Zealand sailor, writer and ornithologist.
Gilbert Laithwaite Sir Gilbert John Laithwaite, GCMG, KCB, KCIE, CSI (5 July 1894 – 21 December 1986) was a civil servant and diplomat.
Gino Watkins Henry George "Gino" Watkins FRGS was a British Arctic explorer.
Godfrey Darbishire Godfrey Darbishire FRGS (26 September 1853 – 29 October 1889) was an English-born rugby union forward who represented Bangor at club level and played international rugby for Wales, gaining one c...
Gordon Manley Gordon Valentine Manley, FRGS (3 January 1902 – 29 January 1980) was an English climatologist who assembled the Central England temperature (CET) series of monthly mean temperatures stretc...
Gordon Sinclair Allan Gordon Sinclair, OC, FRGS (June 3, 1900 – May 17, 1984) was a Canadian journalist, writer and commentator.
Grenfell Price Sir Archibald Grenfell Price CMG FRGS was an Australian geographer, historian and educationist.
H. V. F. Winstone Harry Victor Frederick Winstone FRGS (3 August 1926 – 10 February 2010), known as "Victor", was an English author and journalist, who specialised in Middle Eastern topics.
Hal Lister Hal Lister (1 May 192124 February 2010) was a British geographer and Arctic explorer.
Hans Busk (1815-1882) Hans Busk the younger DL (11 May 1815 in London – 11 March 1882 in Westminster) was one of the originators of the "Volunteers".
Harold Auten Commander Harold Auten VC DSC RD (22 August 1891 – 3 October 1964) was a Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) officer who was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantr...
Harry Lindsay Sir Harry Alexander Fanshawe Lindsay KCIE, CBE was a civil servant and administrator.
Henry Arthur Blake Sir Henry Arthur Blake GCMG, DL (Chinese name: 卜力; 8/18 January 1840 – 23 February 1918) was a British colonial administrator, Governor-General of Hong Kong from 1898 to 1903.
Henry Augustus Smyth General Sir Henry Augustus Smyth (1825–1906), KCMG, FSA, FRGS, was a senior British Army officer.
Henry Barkly Sir Henry Barkly, GCMG, KCB, FRS, FRGS (24 February 1815 – 20 October 1898) was a British politician, colonial governor and patron of the sciences.
Henry Cookson Henry Cookson (born 16 September 1975), FRGS, is a British polar explorer and adventurer.
Henry Corry Rowley Becher Henry Corry Rowley Becher (June 5, 1817July 6, 1885), was a lawyer by profession and a politician and author at a period of his life.
Henry Croft Henry Croft (January 15, 1856 - July 28, 1917) was an Australian-born lumber and mining magnate on Vancouver Island in the early 1900s.
Henry Dobbs Sir Henry Dobbs, GBE, KCSI, KCMG, KCIE, FRGS, CSI (26 August 1871 – 30 May 1934) was an administrator in British India and High Commissioner in Iraq.
Henry E. O'Neill Henry Edward O'Neill FRGS, FRAS, RN, (1848–1925) was a Royal Navy officer and British explorer of central Africa.
Henry Hamilton (priest) Henry Parr Hamilton (3 April 1794 – 7 February 1880) was an English clergyman and mathematician, Dean of Salisbury for 30 years.
Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen FRS FZS FRGS MBOU (6 July 1834 – 2 December 1923), was an English topographer, geologist, naturalist and surveyor.
Henry John Pearson Henry John Pearson, FRGS (29 August 1850, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire - Asyut, Egypt) was an British ornithologist, naturalist, and explorer of the Far North of Europe.
Henry Jones Thaddeus Henry Jones Thaddeus (1859 – 1929) was a realist and portrait painter born and trained in County Cork, Ireland.
Henry Parr Hamilton Henry Parr Hamilton (3 April 1794 – 7 February 1880) was an English clergyman and mathematician, Dean of Salisbury for 30 years.
Henry Seebohm Henry Seebohm (12 July 1832 - 26 November 1895) was an English steel manufacturer, and amateur ornithologist, oologist and traveller.
Henry Wemyss Feilden Colonel Henry Wemyss Feilden (6 October 1838 – 8 June 1921) was a British Army officer, Arctic explorer and naturalist.
Henry Yule Oldham Henry Yule Oldham, (14 December 1862 to 14 March 1951) was a teacher and geographer who, in 1901, conducted the definitive version of the Bedford Level experiment, a proof that the Earth is a sphere.
Herbert Warington Smyth Herbert Warington Smyth (4 June 1867 -19 December 1943) CMG, LLM, FGS, FRGS, was a British traveller, writer, naval officer and mining engineer who served the government of Siam and held several...
Herbert Warrington Smyth Herbert Warrington Smyth (4 June 1867 -19 December 1943) CMG, LLM, FGS, FRGS, was a British traveller, writer, naval officer and mining engineer who served the government of Siam and held severa...
Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard Major Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard, DSO, MC, FRGS, FZS was an explorer, adventurer, big-game hunter and marksman who made a significant contribution to sniping practice within the British Army during the First World War.
Hormuzd Rassam Hormuzd Rassam (182616 September 1910), was a native Assyrian and Christian Assyriologist who made a number of important discoveries from 1877 to 1882, including the clay tablets that contained ...
Howard Saunders Howard Saunders (16 September 1835 – 20 October 1907) was a British businessman, who later in life became a noted ornithologist, specialising in gulls and terns.
Hubert Lynes Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes CB, CMG (27 November 1874 – 10 November 1942) was a British admiral whose First World War service was notable for his direction of the Zeebrugge and Ostend raids design...
James Talboys Wheeler James Talboys Wheeler (Oxford, December 1824 - Ramsgate, 13 January 1897) was a bureaucrat-historian of the British Raj.
James W. Davidson James Wheeler Davidson (June 14, 1872 – July 18, 1933) was an explorer, writer, United States diplomat, businessman and philanthropist.
Janice Meek Janice (Jan) Meek (maiden name Janice Cooper, first married name Janice Byles) FRGS (British, born 1944) is a Guinness World Record holding adventurer, ocean rower, international motivational sp...
Jervoise Athelstane Baines Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines, CSI, (17 October 1847 - 26 November 1925) was an administrator in the Indian Civil Service during the period of the British Raj.
Joanna Lumley Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model and author, who starred in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous as Edina ...
John Anderson (zoologist) John Anderson (4 October 1833 – 15 August 1900) was a Scottish anatomist and zoologist who worked in India as the curator of the Indian Museum.
John Arthur John William Arthur, OBE, MD (born Glasgow, 1881, died Edinburgh, 1952) was a medical missionary and Church of Scotland minister who served in British East Africa (Kenya) from 1907 to 1937.
John Auldjo John Richardson Auldjo (26 July 1805 – 6 May 1886), F.R.S., F.R.G.S., was the first Briton to climb Mont Blanc.
John Bowring Sir John Bowring, KCB (Chinese translated name: 寶寧,寶靈 or 包令) (17 October 1792 – 23 November 1872) was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, and the 4th Gover...
John Campbell, 5th Earl Cawdor John Duncan Vaughan Campbell TD, 5th Earl Cawdor (17 May 1900 – 1970), styled Viscount Emlyn between 1911 and 1914, was a Scottish peer.
John Crawfurd John Crawfurd (13 August 1783 – 11 May 1868) was a Scottish physician, colonial administrator and diplomat, and author.
John Edmund Sharrock Moore John Edmund Sharrock Moore ARCS (10 May 1870 – 15 January 1947) was an English biologist, best known for leading two expeditions to Tanganyika.
John Eugène, 8th Count de Salis-Soglio Lt. Colonel John Eugène, 8th Count de Salis, FRGS, Graf v. Salis-Soglio, (*Brüssel 4.10.1891-†London 12.6.1949), eldest son of Sir John Francis Charles de Salis, KCMG, CVO, 7th Count de Sali...
John Everett-Heath John Everett-Heath is an author, former civil servant, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
John Franklin Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN (16 April 1786 – 11 June 1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer.
John Ganzoni, 1st Baron Belstead Francis John Childs Ganzoni, 1st Baron Belstead DL (19 January 1882 – 15 August 1958) was a Conservative Party politician in England.
John George Bartholomew John George Bartholomew FRSE (22 March 1860 - 14 April 1920) was a British cartographer and geographer.
John George Miles John George Miles (17 Jan 1838 – 20 December 1884) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Nelson, New Zealand.
John Goldingham John Goldingham was the first official astronomer of the Madras Observatory, appointed in 1802.
John Howell (politician) John Michael Howell OBE FRGS (born 27 July 1955) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley, having won the seat with an increased share of the vote ...
John King Davis John King Davis, CBE was an English-born Australian explorer and navigator notable for his work captaining exploration ships in Antarctic waters as well as for establishing meteorological statio...
John Lancaster (MP) John Lancaster (1816 – 21 April 1884) was an English Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1874.
John Lang Currie John Lang Currie (17 November 1818 – 11 March 1898), Australian pastoralist, was born in Selkirkshire, Scotland, and migrated to the Port Phillip district (later Victoria in 1841.
Kevin Cahill (author) Kevin James Cahill FRSA (born October 1944) is an author and investigative journalist, living in Devon, England.
Kingsley Holgate Kingsley Holgate is a South African explorer, humanitarian and author.
Klaus Dodds Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Laura Greene Laura Greene is a former weather presenter and television presenter.
Laurence Dudley Stamp Sir (Laurence) Dudley Stamp, CBE, DSc, D. Litt, LLD, Ekon D, DSc Nat (–), was professor of geography at Rangoon and London, and one of the internationally best known British geographers of...
Lionel Sadleir-Jackson Brigadier General Lionel Warren de Vere Sadleir-Jackson CB, CMG, DSO & Bar, FRGS (31 December 1876 – 21 May 1932) was an officer of the British Army who served in the Second Boer War and t...
Martha Black Martha Louise Purdy Black OBE (February 24, 1866 – October 31, 1957) was a Canadian politician and the second woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons.
Merton Russell-Cotes Sir Merton Russell-Cotes, FRGS (8 May 1835, Wolverhampton – 27 January 1921, Bournemouth) was Mayor of Bournemouth, England, 1894–1895.
Michael Asher (explorer) Michael Asher is an author, historian, deep ecologist, and notable desert explorer who has covered more than 30,000 miles on foot and camel.
Michael John Wise Professor Michael John Wise CBE, MC (born 17 August 1918) is Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of London.
Michel Peissel Michel Georges Francois Peissel (February 11, 1937 – October 7, 2011) was a French ethnologist, explorer and author.
Moses Harvey Moses Harvey LL.D. (March 21, 1820 – September 3, 1901) clergyman, essayist and naturalist born Armagh, Ireland and died in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Muthu Coomaraswamy Sir Muthu Coomaraswamy, FRGS (முத்து குமாரசுவாமி) (January 23, 1833 – 1879) was a prominent colonial era legislator from Sri Lanka.
Neville Shulman Neville Shulman, CBE is a British mountaineer, explorer, author, and Ridley Scott's personal consultant and adviser.
Nicholas Witchell Nicholas Newton Henshall Witchell (born 23 September 1953) is an English journalist.
Nick Middleton Nick Middleton (born 1960) is a British physical geographer and supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.
Norman Mosley Penzer Norman Mosley Penzer (30 September 1892 – 27 November 1960) — known as N. M. Penzer — was a British independent scholar and Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society who specia...
Owen Rutter Edward Owen Rutter (1889–1944) was an English historian, novelist and travel writer.
Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale Patrick Francis Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale FRGS (17 March 1911 – 2 December 2008), styled The Honourable Patrick Maitland, Master of Lauderdale from 1953 to 1968, was a Scotti...
Paul Flowers (banker) Reverend Paul Flowers BA (Hons) FRSA FRGS, (born 5 June 1950 in Portsmouth) is an English businessman and ordained Methodist minister, currently suspended indefinitely by th...
Paul Salaman Paul Salaman (born 27 January 1971) is an ornithologist and conservationist based the Rainforest Trust, overseeing biodiversity conservation across Latin America.
Paweł Edmund Strzelecki Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki KCB CMG FRGS MRS was a Polish explorer and geologist who in 1845 also became a British subject.
Paweł Strzelecki Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki (also known as Paul Edmund de Strzelecki) KCB CMG FRGS MRS (24 June 17976 October 1873) was a Polish explorer and geologist who in 1845 also became a British su...
Percy Clive Percy Archer Clive DSO, DL (13 March 1873 – 5 April 1918) was a British army officer and Liberal Unionist Party politician.
Peter Gladstone Peter Gladstone (16 October 1928 – 25 July 2000) was a British naturalist and wildfowl expert.
Peter Marshall (author) Peter Marshall (born 23 August 1946) is an English philosopher, historian, biographer, travel writer and poet.
Peter Stollery Peter Alan Stollery (born November 29, 1935) is a former Canadian politician and businessman.
Peter Warburton Colonel Peter Egerton-Warburton CMG (born 16 August 1813, Cheshire, England – died 5 November 1889, Adelaide, South Australia) was a British explorer who sealed his legacy by a particularly daring expedition from Adelaide crossing the centre of Australia to the coast of Western Australia...
Peter Young (historian) Brigadier Peter Young, DSO, MC & 2 bars (28 July 1915 – 13 September 1988) was a British Second World War soldier who served in the commandos, eventually commanding a brigade.
Philip Miles (Indian Army officer) Brigadier-General Philip John Miles, CB, CMG, FRGS, (23 December 1864-26 December 1948) was a British officer of the Indian Army during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Philip Sclater Philip Lutley Sclater FRS FRGS FZS FLS (4 November 1829 – 27 June 1913) was an English lawyer and zoologist.
Proctor Swaby William Proctor Swaby FRGS (1844–16 November 1916) was a colonial Anglican bishop from 1893 until 1916.
Ranodip Singh Kunwar Maharaja Sir Ranodip Singh Kunwar (alternatively spelled Ranaudip or Ranadip), KCSI (3 April 1825 – 22 November 1885), was the second Prime Minister of Nepal from the Rana dynasty.
Rebecca Stephens (climber) Rebecca Stephens MBE (born 3 October 1961) is a British journalist, mountaineer, and television presenter.
Rebecca Stevens (mountaineer) Rebecca Stevens was the first British woman to climb Everest, reaching the summit on the 17th of May 1993 Working as a journalist in London,she first visited Everest in 1989 to report on an expe...
Redmond O'Hanlon Redmond O'Hanlon, FRGS, FRSL (born 5 June 1947) is a British writer and scholar.
Renaudip Singh Bahadur Maharaja Sir Renaudip Singh Bahadur, KCSI, was the second Prime Minister of Nepal from the Rana dynasty.
Richard Charles Mayne Richard Charles Mayne RN CB FGS MP (1835 – 29 May 1892) was a Royal Navy Captain, later Admiral and explorer.
Richard Chorley Richard John Chorley (4 September 1927 - 12 May 2002) was a leading figure in the late 20th century for his work in quantitative geography, and played an instrumental role in bringing in the use...
Richard Francis Burton Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was an English geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, ling...
Richard Hingston Major Richard William George Hingston (1887 - 5 August 1966) Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, was a physician, explorer and naturalist.
Richard Jenkins (MP) Sir Richard Jenkins G.C.B., D.C.L., J.P., D.L., (1785–1853) was Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury in 1837 until 1841 and also Chairman of the East India Company in 1839.
Richard Strachey Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey, GCSI, FRS (1817–1908), British soldier and Indian administrator, third son of Edward Strachey and grandson of Sir Henry Strachey, 1st Baronet was born on...
Ripudaman Singh Ripudaman Singh later known as Software king and as Super Software Designer in the world of virtual mechanism.
Rob Gell Rob Gell is a geomorphologist and weather presenter.
Robert Allison (academic) Robert John Allison (born 4 February 1961) is a British academic and current Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University.
Robert Halpin Robert Charles Halpin, Master Mariner, born 16 February 1836 at the Bridge Tavern Wicklow, Ireland – 20 January 1894 and died at Tinakilly, Wicklow.
Robert J. Flaherty Robert Joseph Flaherty, FRGS (February 16, 1884 – July 23, 1951) was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature length documentary film, Nanook o...
Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker Lt. Col. Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker, C.M.G., (also known as R. S. F. Walker) (13 May 1850 – 16 May 1917) was a prominent figure in Malaya during the British colonial era in the late 19th century.
Robert Swan Robert Charles Swan, OBE, FRGS (born 28 July 1956) is the first person to walk to both Poles.
Robert Swinhoe Robert Swinhoe FRS, was an English naturalist who worked as a Consul in Formosa.
Robert Talbot Kelly Robert George Talbot Kelly (1861 – 1934) was an English orientalist landscape and genre painter, author and illustrator.
Robert Vaughan Gower Sir Robert Vaughan Gower FRGS, OBE (10 November 1880 – 6 March 1953) was a British solicitor and Conservative Party politician from Kent.
Robert Wigram Crawford Robert Wigram Crawford (18 April 1813 - 30 July 1889) was a British East India merchant, Governor of the Bank of England, and a Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1857...
Robin Butlin Robin Butlin is emeritus professor of geography, and visiting research fellow, based in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds.
Roger Chao Roger Chao FRGS is an Australian explorer, mountain climber, philosopher and ethicist.
Roger Took Roger F. Took is an art historian, museum curator, author and convicted child sex offender who has lived in London, Ireland, and Russia.
Ronald Urwick Cooke Professor Sir Ronald Urwick Cooke, FRGS (born 1 September 1941) is a Professor of geography and geomorphology who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of York from 1993 to 2002.
Ronald Winckworth Ronald Winckworth was a British natural historian who became President or Vice-President of three learned societies in the field, and who wrote on the topic of British and Indian mollusca.
Ronald Winkworth Ronald Winkworth (1884 – 6 September 1950) was a British natural historian who became President or Vice-President of three learned societies in the field, and who wrote on the topic of Bri...
Royal Geographical Society The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences.
Roz Savage Rosalind "Roz" Savage MBE FRGS (born 23 December 1967) is an English ocean rower, environmental advocate, writer and speaker.
Rufane Shaw Donkin Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin GCH KCB FRS FRGS (1773 – 1 May 1841), was a British army officer of the Napoleonic era and later Member of Parliament.
Sadiya Sadiya (শদিয়া,) is a small town in the Tinsukia district of the North-eastern Indian state of Assam.
Samuel Baker Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between Apr.
Samuel Marinus Zwemer Samuel Marinus Zwemer (April 12, 1867 – April 2, 1952), nicknamed The Apostle to Islam, was an American missionary, traveler, and scholar.
Sarah Outen Sarah Dilys Outen MBE FRGS is an English adventurer.
Sarah Tyacke Sarah Jacqueline Tyacke, CB, FSA, FRHistS, is a British historian of cartography and travel, and a former librarian and archivist.
Sebastian Dickinson Sebastian Stewart Dickinson was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1874.
Sebastian Stewart Dickinson Sebastian Stewart Dickinson (25 March 1815 – 23 August 1878) was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1874.
Serwan Baban Professor Serwan M. Baban FRGS FGS (born 1958) is a mamber of the Kurdistan Regional Government and former the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kurdistan - Hawler.
Sidney William Wooldridge Professor Sidney William Wooldridge CBE, FRS, FGS (1900–1963), geologist, geomorphologist and geographer, was a pioneer in the study of the geomorphology of south-east England a...
Sir Edmund Verney, 3rd Baronet Sir Edmund Hope Verney, 3rd Baronet FRGS, DL, JP was a British naval officer, author and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1885 and 1891.
Sir Frederick Dixon-Hartland, 1st Baronet Sir Frederick Dixon-Hartland (1 May 1832-15 November 1909) was an antiquary, banker and a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1881 to 1909.
Sir George Bishop Sir George Sidney Bishop CB OBE (15 October 1913 – 9 April 1999) was a British civil servant and businessman.
Sir Harry Verney, 2nd Baronet Sir Harry Verney, 2nd Baronet PC, DL, JP (8 December 1801 – 12 February 1894) was an English soldier and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1832 and 1885.
Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Baronet The Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 7th Baronet of Monreith, KT, PC, FRS, FRGS (8 January 1845 – 30 October 1937) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, horticulturalist and Conservative...
Sir Thomas William Evans, 1st Baronet Sir Thomas William Evans, 1st Baronet (15 April 1821- 1892) was an English Liberal politician who represented the constituency of South Derbyshire.
Sir William Dunn, 1st Baronet, of Lakenheath Sir William Dunn, 1st Baronet, of Lakenheath, MP, JP, FRGS (22 September 1833 – 31 March 1912), was a London banker, merchant and philanthropist, Liberal Member of Parliament for Paisley (...
Sir William Evans, 1st Baronet Sir (Thomas) William Evans, 1st Baronet (15 April 1821 - 1892) was an English Liberal politician who represented the constituency of South Derbyshire.
Sir William Jackson, 1st Baronet Sir William Jackson, 1st Baronet was an English industrialist, railway entrepreneur and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1847 and 1868.
Somerset Beaumont Somerset Archibald Beaumont DL, FRGS (6 February 1835 – 8 December 1921) was a British Liberal politician.
Spenser St. John Sir Spenser Buckingham St John, GCMG, FRGS, FES, (22 December, 1826 – 3 January, 1910) was British Consul in Brunei in the mid 19th century.
St. George Littledale Clement St. George Royds Littledale (1851 – 1931) and his wife Teresa (1839 – 1928) were known in their time as the greatest British Central Asia travellers of the nineteenth century.
Stan Openshaw Stan Openshaw (born 10 August 1946) is a retired British geographer.
Stephen Troyte Dunn Stephen Troyte Dunn (26 August 1868, Bristol - 18 April, 1938, Sheen, Surrey, England) was a British botanist.
Steve Fossett James Stephen "Steve" Fossett (April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007) was an American businessman, and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer.
Stuart Rossiter Percival "Stuart" Bryce Rossiter (1923–1982) was a renowned British philatelist and postal historian who wrote extensively about British postal history and postage stamps of British colonies in ...
T. Somasekaram Sri Lanka Sikhamani Thamotharam Somasekaram (22 September 1934 – 11 March 2010) was a leading Sri Lankan Tamil geographer and Surveyor General.
Terence Keyes Brigadier-General Sir Terence Humphrey Keyes KCIE CSI CMG FRGS FZS (28 May 1877 – 26 February 1939) was an officer in the British Indian Army and the Indian Political Service.
Theo Sørensen Theodor August Christian Sørensen was a Norwegian missionary known for his work in Tibet.
Thomas Baines (John) Thomas Baines (27 November 1820 – 8 May 1875) was an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia.
Thomas Egerton Hale Surgeon Major Thomas Egerton Hale VC CB (24 September 1832 – 25 December 1909) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the f...
Thomas Griffith Taylor Thomas Griffith "Grif" Taylor (1 December 1880 – 5 November 1963) was a British geographer, anthropologist and world explorer.
Thomas William Evans Sir Thomas William Evans, 1st Baronet (15 April 1821- 1892) was an English Liberal politician who represented the constituency of South Derbyshire.
Thomas Witlam Atkinson Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799–1861) was an English architect, quarryman, stonemason, and travel writer.
Tony Palmer Tony Palmer (born 29 August 1941 in London) is a British film director and author.
Violet Cressy-Marcks Violet Olivia Cressy-Marcks (1895–1970) was an explorer mainly active between the wars.
Visakham Thirunal Visakham Thirunal Rama Varma GCSI FRGS FRAS(19 May 1837 - 4 August 1885) was the Maharaja of the erstwhile Indian kingdom of Travancore from 1880-1885 AD. He succeeded his elder brother Maharaja...
Vivienne Rae-Ellis Vivienne Rae-Ellis, FRGS (born 1930) is an Australian writer, who has also written under the pseudonym Antonia Bell.
Vladimir Peniakoff Lieutenant-Colonel Vladimir Peniakoff DSO MC (30 March 1897 – 15 May 1951), nicknamed Popski, was the founder and commanding officer of Popski's Private Army.
Warington Baden-Powell Henry Warington Smyth Baden-Powell KC (3 February 1847 – 24 April 1921), known as Warington within the family, was Robert Baden-Powell's oldest brother.
Whitney Straight Air Commodore Whitney Willard Straight CBE, MC, DFC (6 November 1912 – 5 April 1979) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver, aviator, businessman, and a member of the prominent Whitney famil...
Wickliffe Draper Wickliffe Preston Draper (August 9, 1891–1972) was an American multimillionaire and an ardent eugenicist and lifelong advocate of strict racial segregation.
Willoughby Burrell, 5th Baron Gwydyr Willoughby Merrik Campbell Burrell, 5th Baron Gwydyr FRGS was a Captain in the Rifle Brigade and Honorary Colonel in the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Willoughby Burrell, 5th Baron Gywdyr Willoughby Merrik Campbell Burrell, 5th Baron Gwydyr FRGS was a Captain in the Rifle Brigade and Honorary Colonel in the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
Yuly Shokalsky Yuly Mikhailovich Shokalsky (Юлий Михайлович Шокальский; October 17, 1856, Saint Petersburg — March 26, 1940, Leningrad) was a Russian oceanographer, cartographer, and geographer.