Abraham Ortelius (Abraham Orthellius, Abraham Ortels, Abraham Wortels) ( April 14, 1527 - 1598) was a cartographer and geographer, credited as the creator of the modern atlas. He was born in Antwerp in modern Belgium. A member of the influential Ortelius family of Augsburg, he traveled extensively in Europe. He is specifically known to have traveled throughout the Seventeen Provinces; south and west Germany (e.g., 1560, 1575-1576); France (1559-1560); England and Ireland (1571), and Italy (1578, and perhaps twice or thrice between 1550 and 1558). ...more on Wikipedia about "Abraham Ortelius"
Charles Dwight Sigsbee ( January 16, 1845 - July 13, 1923) was an admiral in the United States Navy. He is well known as captain of USS Maine, which exploded in Havana harbor, Cuba, in 1898. The explosion set off the Spanish American War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Dwight Sigsbee"
Feodosy Nikolaevich Krasovsky ( Russian:Феодосий Николаевич Красовский) ( September 26 1878 ( September 14 ( O.S.)) - October 1 1948) was a Soviet/ Russian astronomer and geodesist. He was born in Galich. In 1900 he graduated from the Mezhevoy (land surveying) Institute in Moscow, since 1907 he worked as a lecturer there. ...more on Wikipedia about "Feodosy Krasovsky"
Fyodor Fyodorovich Luzhin (Федор Федорович Лужин in Russian) (? – 1727) was a Russian geodesist and cartographer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fyodor Luzhin"
Gerardus Mercator ( March 5, 1512 – December 2, 1594) was a Flemish cartographer, remembered for the Mercator projection named after him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gerardus Mercator"
Girolamo Ruscelli (ca. 1504 – 1566) was a Venetian cartographer, editor and translator. He is perhaps best known for his translation in Italian language of Ptolemy's Geography. ...more on Wikipedia about "Girolamo Ruscelli"
Herman Moll ( 1654? – 1732) was an engraver, cartographer and publisher. Moll moved to England in 1678 and opened a book and map store in London. He produced maps from his studies of the work of other cartographers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Herman Moll"
Jodocus Hondius ( 1563- 1611), sometimes called Jodocus Hondius the Elder to distinguish him from his son) was a Flemish artist, engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped established Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jodocus Hondius"
John Paul Goode was one the key geographers in American Geography’s Incipient Period from 1900-1940 (McMaster and McMaster 306). Goode was born in Stewartville, Minnesota on November 21, 1862. Goode received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota 1889 and his doctorate in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1903. Later on in 1903, he was offered a position as a professor in the Geography Department at the University of Chicago (Haas and Ward 241, 243). ...more on Wikipedia about "John Paul Goode"
John Rudd was a Tudor cartographer and clergyman. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Rudd (cartographer)"
Colonel Joseph F.W. DesBarres ( November 22, 1721 – October 27, 1824 (or October 24, 1824 ) was a Swiss-born cartographer and Canadian statesman, who served as aide-de-camp to General James Wolfe in Quebec. ...more on Wikipedia about "Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres"
Cartography is the study of map making and cartographers are map makers. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of cartographers"
Melchisédech (or Melchisédec) Thévenot (ca. 1620- October 29, 1692) was a French author, scientist, traveler, cartographer, orientalist, inventor, and diplomat. He was the inventor of the spirit level and is also famous for his popular 1696 book The Art of Swimming, one of the first books on the subject and widely read during the eighteenth century ( Benjamin Franklin, an avid swimmer in his youth, is known to have read it). The book popularized the breaststroke (see History of swimming). He also influenced the founding of the Académie Royale des Sciences (the French Academy of Sciences). He died at Issy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Melchisédech Thévenot"
Michael Florent van Langren (circa 1600 – 1675) was a Belgian astronomer and cartographer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michel Florent van Langren"
Mike Reagan graduated from the University of Arkansas with an MFA in painting. He is a noted mapmaker for magazines such as The New Yorker, National Geographic, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Smithsonian, Outside Magazine, among many others. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mike Reagan (mapmaker)"
Oronce Finé (in Latin, Orontius Finnaeus or Finaeus) ( December 20, 1494- August 8, 1555), French mathematician and cartographer. Born in Briançon, the son and grandson of physicians, he was educated in Paris ( Collège de Navarre), and obtained a degree in medicine in 1522. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oronce Finé"
The Orthellius family (also Ortelius family) is a noted family of cartographers and prominent merchants. They were originally from Augsburg, but settled in Antwerp, Belgium in the 16th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Orthellius family"
Peter Kozler ( February 16, 1824 - April 16, 1879) was a Slovene lawyer, geographer, cartographer, politician and manufacturer, born in Koče, south of Kočevje, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia). Some sources also allege he was of a German origin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peter Kozler"
Philippus Brietius (1601–1668), whose real name was Philippe Briet, was a 17th century Jesuit historian and cartographer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philippus Brietius"
Piri Reis (originally Hadji Muhammad) ( 1465 – 1554) was an Ottoman admiral born around 1465, in Gallipoli on the Dardanelles. He began to serve as a privateer in the Ottoman Navy as a youth and after many years of fighting against Spanish, Genoese and Venetian navies, he rose to the rank of Reis (admiral). Following his defeat in 1554 (when he was about 90 years old) against the Portuguese navy in the northern Persian Gulf, the sultan ordered him beheaded. ...more on Wikipedia about "Piri Reis"
Rumold Mercator ( 1545 - 1599) was a cartographer and the son of cartographer Gerardus Mercator. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rumold Mercator"
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