Chorley, Richard

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Chorley, Richard Gender: M
Richard John Chorley
born on 4 September 1927 at 00:50 (= 12:50 AM )
Place Minehead, England, 51n13, 3w29
Timezone BST h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°28' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°22 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 07°43'

Richard Chorley
photo: Rwc1966 at en.wikipedia, license gfdl


English geographer and educator, he was Professor of Geography at Cambridge University. Known as a leading figure in quantitative geography in the late 20th century, he played an instrumental role in bringing in the use of systems theory to geography.

Chorley wrote Geomorphology and General Systems Theory (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1962).

He died at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, on 12 May 2002 at age 74 following a heart attack; he was survived by his wife and their two children.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (Rosemary More)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Process and Form in Geomorphology by David Michael Stoddart (Psychology Press, 1997), page 3: "Richard John Chorley was born at 00.50 on 4 September 1927 and is always pleased to note that, discounting summer time, his birth date is 3.9.27. Three has always been his lucky number.. His birthplace was Minehead, a small town in Somerset..."


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, MA, ScD)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Geography