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Berghaus, Heinrich, geographer, was born in 1797 at Cleves. Educated at the Gymnasium of Munster, he served both in the French and Prussian armies, being made in 1816 geographical engineer in the war department at Berlin, in 1824 mathematical professor in the architectural academy of Berlin, and in 1836 director of the geographical school in Potsdam. His best known work is the Physical Atlas, which forms the basis of Johnston's. He died in 1884 at Stettin.