Definition of Riis, Jacob August in English:

Riis, Jacob August

proper noun

  • (1849–1914), US journalist and social reformer; born in Denmark. A police reporter for the "New York Tribune" 1877–88 and the "New York Evening Sun" 1888–99, he was a crusader for parks, playgrounds, and improved schools and housing in urban areas. He wrote "How the Other Half Lives" (1890)

Pronunciation:

Riis, Jacob August

/rēs/