This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

«geographer»

Adam Olearius

Adam Olearius
(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.
German scholar, scholar, mathematician, geographer

Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs

Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs
(April 14, 1831 - June 2, 1896)
Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs was a German geographer, explorer, author and adventurer.
German geographer, geographer, explorer, adventurer

Abraham Ortelius

Abraham Ortelius
(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.
Flemish cartographer, cartographer, geographer
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