(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

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Orlando Ribeiro, 1911-1997

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Coming from humble origins, Orlando Ribeiro was trained in history and geography at the University of Lisbon. He was greatly influenced by the work of French geographers and spent time at the Sorbonne in the late 1930s. He taught at the universities of Coimbra and Lisbon, where he established a distinctively Portuguese geographer. He was an academic all-rounder, with particular research emphasis on colonial and tropical topics, and the geography of Portugal. He played an important role in the organization of the first post-war International Geographical Congress held at Lisbon in 1949, and was appointed vice-president of the International Geographical Union in 1952. He travelled widely in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, and was founding editor of Finisterra, the Portuguese geographical journal. – (HC)


Article of periodic

published at : Geographers. Biobibliographical studies / ISSN 0308-6992

Editor : Mansell, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 31 [pp. 30-55]



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