Malte-Brun, Conrad

Malte-Brun, Conrad kôn´räᵺ mäl´tə-bro͞on˝, Fr. mältə-brôN´ [key], 1775–1826, Danish geographer, b. Jutland but later settled in Paris originally named Malthe Konrad Bruun. He is responsible for the descriptive, readable style that became characteristic of the French school of geography. He wrote an encyclopedic geography of the world, a geography of Poland, and a dictionary of geography. He was secretary of the French Society of Geography, as was his son, Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun, 1816–89, who also wrote extensively on geographical subjects.

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