Gerardus Mercator

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.

Gerardus Mercator
BornGerard de Kremer
5 Mairch 1512(1512-03-05)
Rupelmonde, Coonty o Flanders
(modren-day Belgium)
Died2 December 1594(1594-12-02) (aged 82)
Unitit Duchies o

(modren-day Germany)
EddicationVarsity o Leuven
Kent for1569 Warld Cairt
Mercator projection
Hauf-marrae(s)Barbara Schellekens
ChilderArnold (eldest), Emerentia,
Dorothes, Bartholomeus,
Rumold, Catharina