Ernst Georg Ravenstein (Ernest George) (December 30, 1834 - March 13, 1913) was a German-English cartographer and geographer. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Ravenstein became a pupil of Dr. August Heinrich Petermann at the age of 18. Although it remains unclear exactly when he immigrated to England, he became a naturalized British subject and worked in the topographical-statistical office of the British War Office from 1855 until 1875. He was a member of the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Geographical Society and held the position of Professor of Geography at Bedford College from 1882-83. He received the Victoria gold medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 1902 and was the first to receive that award.