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Mercator, Gerardus

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  • MERCATOR, Gerardus — (1512 1594) Gerardus Mercator, a transforming figure in the history of cartography, de­vised the projection that bears his name when he created his world map of 1569 that revolutionized both mapmaking and, by extension, the way people came to… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Mercator, Gerardus — orig. Gerard Kremer born March 5, 1512, Rupelmonde, Flanders died Dec. 2, 1594, Duisburg, Duchy of Cleve Flemish cartographer. He received a master s degree in 1532 from the University of Louvain (Belgium), where he settled. By 24 he was a… …   Universalium

  • Mercator , Gerardus — (1512–1594) Dutch cartographer and geographer Mercator, originally named Kremer, was born at Rupelmonde, now in Belgium. At the University of Louvain (1530–32) he was a pupil of Gemma Frisius. After learning the basic skills of an instrument… …   Scientists

  • Mercator, Gerardus — orig. Gerard Kremer (5 mar. 1512, Rupelmonde, Flandes–2 dic. 1594, Duisburg, ducado de Cleve). Cartógrafo flamenco. En 1532 obtuvo el grado de magíster en la Universidad de Lovaina (Bélgica), donde se estableció. A los 24 años era un hábil… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • MERCATOR, Gerardus (Gerhard Kremer) — (1512–1594)    Cartographer. Born in Rupelmonde near Antwerp, Mercator stud ied at the University of Louvain and specialized as a mapmaker. Ac cused of Protestant sympathies, he moved to Duisburg, Germany, in 1552, where he created most of his… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Gerardus Mercator — (5 March 1512 – 2 December 1594) was a cartographer, born in Rupelmonde in the Hapsburg County of Flanders, part of the Holy Roman Empire. He is remembered for the Mercator projection world map, which is named after him. This proved very useful… …   Wikipedia

  • Gerardus Mercator — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mercator. Gerardus Mercator en 1574. Portrait par Frans Hogenberg. Gerardus Mercator …   Wikipédia en Français

  • MERCATOR — I. MERCATOR Bartholomaeus, fil. Gerardi, de quo mox, admodum iuventis, scripsit Notas in Sphaeram Ioh. de Sacro Bosco exstinctus A. C. 1568. aetat. 18. II. MERCATOR Gerardus, celeberrimus sui temporis Geographus, Ruremundâ Flander, ex parentibus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Mercator — (Latin for merchant ) may refer to: Marius Mercator (c. 390–451), a Catholic ecclesiastical writer Gerardus Mercator, a 16th century Flemish cartographer Mercator projection, a cartographic projection devised by Gerardus Mercator Nicholas… …   Wikipedia

  • Gerardus Mercator — (5 de marzo, 1512 2 de diciembre, 1594) fue un cartógrafo flamenco, recordado por su proyección de Mercator. Nació con el nombre Gerard de Cremere (o Kremer) en Rupelmonde Bélgica . Mercator es la latinización de su nombre, que significa …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mercator projection — of the world between 82°S and 82°N. Mercator world …   Wikipedia


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