(September 24, 1599 - February 22, 1671)
Adam Olearius, born Adam Ölschläger or Oehlschlaeger, was a German scholar, mathematician, geographer and librarian. He became secretary to the ambassador sent by Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, to the Shah of Persia, and published two books about the events and observations during his travels.
(April 14, 1527 - June 28, 1598)
Abraham Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognised as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
(Theatre of the World). He is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting to their present positions.