A biography of gerardus mercator
English: gerardus mercator (march 5, 1512 – december 2, 1594) was a flemish cartographer of german descent, remembered for the mercator projection named after him. Quotes by gerardus mercator (1512 - 1594) 3 sourced quotes categories: geographers, philosophers, mathematicians, belgians, 16th century deaths. Gerard is known by his latinized name as gerardus mercator he received instruction in christian doctrine, dialectics create biography. Gerardus mercator, also called gerhard kremer, and born gérard de crémère (1512 – 1594), was a flemish geographer and mathematicianhe explored flanders and made globes about the earth and the sky. The firm is named for gerardus mercator, a renowned 16th century flemish cartographer who devised the first map of the world that could be used for accurate.
Even if you've never seen gerardus mercator, you've almost certainly seen his work his mercator projection map, invented in 1569, was the primary map that navigators used for years. Mercator's nationality is contentious in 1868, in preparation for the 300th anniversary of the famous world map of 1569, the belgian jean van raemdonck published a biography of mercator as the flemish geographer, in which he presented a speculative cremer family tree with ancestors in rupelmonde. There is some reason to confuse nicolaus mercator with gerardus mercator since nicolaus also worked on gerardus's map projection biography in aubrey's brief lives.
Gerardus mercator (born 5 march 1512 in rupelmonde, county of flanders (in modern belgium), died 2 december 1594 in duisburg, united duchies of jülich-cleves-berg, (modern-day germany)) was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. Gerardus mercator (eggerhard de kremer  namnet kremer betyder handlare, vilket på latin blir mercator), född 5 mars 1512, död 2 december 1594, var en nederländsk kartograf. Mercator projection: mercator projection, a map projection introduced by flemish cartographer gerardus mercator in 1569 the mercator projection is a useful navigation tool, as a straight line on a mercator map indicates a straight course, but it is not a practical world map, because of distortion of scale near the poles. Kish, george mercator, gerardus (or gerhard kremer)complete dictionary of scientific biography 2008 encyclopediacom consultat 25 octubre 2013.
Gerardus mercator gerhard kremer geógrafo, cartógrafo y matemático flamenco nació el 5 de marzo de 1512, en rupelmonde, en lo que entonces era el país de flandes, actualmente bélgica. Definition of gerardus mercator in the audioenglishorg dictionary meaning of gerardus mercator who is/who was gerardus mercator proper usage of the word gerardus mercator. 500th anniversary of gerardus mercator atlas atlas 1595 a biography of mercator, as well as 107 cards, 102 of which were engraved by mercator himself.
A new google doodle is honoring cartographer gerardus mercator, discovered how to create a flat map that uses the curvatures of the earth. Gerhard mercator (gerhard kremer o cremere, llamado gerardus o gerardo mercator rupelmonde, flandes, 1512 - duisburgo, alemania, 1594) cartógrafo flamenco. Gerardus mercator: gerardus mercator, flemish cartographer whose most important innovation was a map the galileo project - biography of gerardus mercator. Gerardus mercator (jərär´dəs mûrkā´tər), latin form of gerhard kremer (gār´härt krā´mər), 1512–94, flemish geographer, mathematician, and cartographer he studied in louvain, where he had a geographical establishment (1534).
Gerardus mercator, also called gerhard kremer, and born gérard de crémère (1512 – 1594), was a flemish geographer and mathematician he explored flanders and made globes about the earth and the sky he became one of the best mapmakers of the 16th century. Get to know a projection: mercator gerardus mercator, surrounded by what appears to be the inscription for the one true ring franz hogenburg/wikimedia commons.
Gerard mercator aka gerhard kremer the mercator projection birthplace: rupelmonde, flanders location of death: duisburg, duchy of cleves cause of death: unspecified re flemish mathematician and geographer, born at rupelmonde, in flanders, on the 5th of march 1512 having studied at bois-le-duc and louvain (where he matriculated on the 29th. Unfold an ordnance survey map and you see the legacy of a remarkable 16th-century cartographer travel writer nicholas crane has written a biography of gerard mercator, 'prince of geographers'. Google has today celebrated the birthday of gerard mercator, a 16th century cartographer, with a doodle on its homepage. Gerardus mercator — ‘when i saw that moses’ version of the genesis of the world did not fit sufficiently in many ways with aristotle and the rest of the.
Gerardus mercator, march 5, 1512, gerardus mercator was born at rupelmonde, flanders (now belgium) into a german family, his father was of modest means, and his father worked as a cobbler. Schools : gerardus mercator the cartographer of world atlas biography, comics, in the gerardus mercator. Media in category maps by gerardus mercator the following 164 files are in this category, out of 164 total.Get file