Ernst Georg Ravenstein

(1834—1913) geographer and cartographer

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Former Registrar General and author of ‘The Laws of Migration’, Journal of the Statistical Society, 48/2 (1885), a pioneering article which identified five types of migrants and which concluded that most migration was over only short distances. See D. B. Grigg, ‘E. G. Ravenstein and the Laws of Migration’, Journal of Historical Geography, 3 (1977).

Subjects: World History.

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