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Halford Mackinder

AKA Halford John Mackinder

Born: 15-Feb-1861
Birthplace: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 6-Mar-1947
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Geographer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Founder of Geopolitics

Father: Draper Mackinder (physician, b. 1818, d. 1912)
Mother: Fanny Anne Hewitt (b. 1831, d. 1905)

    High School: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Gainsborough (attended 1870-74)
    High School: Epsom College (attended 1874-80)
    University: Christ Church, Oxford University (1883)
    Administrator: Director, London School of Economics (1903-08)
    Professor: Geography, London School of Economics

    UK Official British High Commissioner to South Russia (1919-20)
    UK Member of Parliament for Glasgow Camlachie (1910-22)
    Knighthood 1920

Author of books:
The Rhine: Its Valley and History (1908, history)
Democratic Ideals and Reality: A Study in the Politics of Reconstruction (1919, international affairs)


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