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   Mercator
   Gerhard
   G. M. ; Gérard / Gerardus / Gerard De Kremer / Gerhard Krämer ;
   Barbera Schellekens in 1536
   cartographer Arnoldus Mercator (1537-1587), Bartholomäus (1540-1xxx), Rumold (1541-1xxx); daughters Emerance (*1538), Dorothéa (*1539),Catherine (*1
   1512 in Rupelmonde, Flanders, nowadays Belgium
   1594
    in Duisburg, then Vereinigte Herzogtümer Jülich-Kleve-Berg, nowadays Germany
   shoemaker in Gangelt, Hubert de Cremer (1xxx-1526) ; Emerance (mother)
   
   in 's-Hertogenbosch by the famous humanist Macropedius and at the University of Leuven.
   Germany
   1538 and 1569 world maps, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator_1569_world_map ; Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Fugura (1596) ;
   Court Cosmographer to Wilhelm der Reiche, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg since 1564; prof. of cosmography in Duisburg since 1552
   cartographer and mathematician Gemma Frisius (1508-1555) and Gaspar Myrica from 1535 to 1536 to construct a terrestrial globe ; cartographer -> Abraham Ortelius ; Petrus Bertius (1565-1629) ;
   cartographical map-making, 3D globe making, copper & brass engraving & hand-colouring; 3D globe making;
   www.wdl.org/en/item/6766/zoom/#group=1&page=1&zoom=2&centerX=0.7144351464435141&centerY=0.5021989786556603 ;
   see many interesting links in http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Mercator
   Mokre 2005: 18 & 61 ; ADB 21 (1885): 385-97 ; Nicholas Crane: G. M.: The man who mapped the planet (London 2003) ; Rienk Vermij (ed.): G. M. und seine Welt (1997) ; J. Blake: Vermessung der Welt (2007: 17f.) ; Grees 2002: 21f. ;
   Active as cartographer, cosmographer, since 1552, active in Duisburg, a major citiy in the Duchy of Cleves, where he opened a cartographic workshop, also active as surveyor & mathematics teacher at the academic college of Duisburg.
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