MERCATOR, Gerardus (Gerhard Kremer)


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 many maps and atlases. He de veloped a special kind of map projection (named after him) and in creased the legibility of his maps by improving the lettering.

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  • Gerhard Mercator — (eigentlich Gerard De Kremer, latinisiert: Gerardus Mercator, deutsch z. T. Gerhard Krämer) (* 5. März 1512 in Rupelmonde, Grafschaft Flandern; † 2. Dezember 1594 in Duisburg, Vereinigte Herzogtümer Jülich Kleve Berg) war ein Mathematiker,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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

  • Mercator — Gerardus Mercator real name of this 16th century Flemish geographer is Gerhard Kremer …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Mercator — [mər kāt′ər] Gerardus [jə rär′dəs] [L calque of (Gerhard) Kremer, lit., dealer, merchant] 1512 94; Fl. geographer & cartographer …   English World dictionary

  • Gerardus Mercator — noun Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512 1594) • Syn: ↑Mercator, ↑Gerhard Kremer • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mercator — noun Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512 1594) • Syn: ↑Gerardus Mercator, ↑Gerhard Kremer • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mercator — I. adjective Date: 1758 of, relating to, or drawn on the Mercator projection II. biographical name Gerardus 1512 1594 Gerhard Kremer Flemish cartographer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gerardus Mercator — Gerhard Mercator. Kupferstich von Hendrick Goltzius oder Frans Hogenberg Gerhard Mercator (eigentlich Gerard De Kremer, latinisiert: Gerardus Mercator, deutsch z.T. Gerhard Krämer) (* 5. März 1512 in Rupelmonde, Flandern; † 2. Dezember 1594 in …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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