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date: 16 October 2019

Blaeu, Wilhelm or Willem real name Wilhelm Janszoonlocked

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Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1571, in Alkmaar; died 1638, in Amsterdam.

Cartographer, geographer, publisher.

The father of Joannes Blaeu, Wilhelm was a pupil of the astronomer Tycho Brahé in Uraniborg. He was to become the most important European cartographer, following in the steps of Gerhard Mercator. Blaeu's most famous work is the encyclopedic atlas of the known world in six volumes ...

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