Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun
He was born in Paris, France, the son of Conrad Malte-Brun, another geographer, of Danish origin, and founder of the Société de Géographie. After having been professor of history in several colleges, he devoted himself especially to geographical studies.
In 1851, Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun became a member of the Société de Géographie, and quickly rose to be its secretary-general. He was also principal editor of the Nouvelles Annales des Voyage.
His name was given to a street in Marcoussis (the one where he used to live).
A mountain of New Zealand, in the Southern Alps on South Island also bears his name: Malte Brun. According to the name-giver, Sir Julius von Haast, (pp. 450-452 in his autobiography) this was intended to honour the son.
- Jeunes voyageurs en France (1840)
- Destinée de Sir John Franklin dévoilée (1860)
- Nouvelles acquisitions des Russes dans l'Asie orientale (1861)
- Les États-Unis et le Mexique (1862)
- Coup d'œil sur le Yucatan (1864)
- Sonora et ses mines (1864)
- Canal interocéanique du Darien (1865)
- Histoire de Marcoussis (History of Marcoussis) (1867)
- Histoire géographique et statistique de l'Allemagne (4to, 1866-'8)
- La France illustrée (Illustrated France, volumes I and V, 1882)
He also published a revised edition of his father's geography (8 vols., 1852-55).