Fridericus Simoons natus est Philadelphiae die 2 Novembris 1922. Alumnus est universitatum Rutgersensis et Californiensis apud quem in campo Berkeley gradum doctoratus anno 1952 meruit. Ab anno 1969 est professor geographiae apud eandem universitatem in urbe Davis institutam.
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