Gerardus Mercator

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Gerardus Mercator
Mercator
Portrait
Born Gerard de Kremer
Mairch 5, 1512(1512-03-05)
Rupelmonde, Coonty o Flanders
(modren-day Belgium)
Dee'd December 2, 1594(1594-12-02) (agit 82)
Duisburg,
Unitit Duchies o
Jülich-Cleves-Berg

(modren-day Germany)
Eddication Varsity o Leuven
Kent for 1569 Warld Cairt
Mercator projection
Spoose Barbara Schellekens
Childer Arnold (eldest), Emerentia,
Dorothes, Bartholomeus,
Rumold, Catharina

Gerardus Mercator (born 5 Mairch 1512 in Rupelmonde, Coonty o Flanders (in modren Belgium), died 2 December 1594 in Duisburg, Unitit Duchies o Jülich-Cleves-Berg, (modren-day Germany)) wis a cartografer, philosopher an mathematician. He is best kent for his wirk in cartography, particular the warld cairt o 1569 based on a new projection which representit sailin coorses o constant bearin as straicht lines. He wis the first tae uise the term Atlas for a collection o cairts.