Petrus Plancius

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Date of birth
1552
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Deceased Person

Date of death
1622-05-15
 

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henry hudson got maps from petrus plancius (Henry Hudson)
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Petrus Plancius studied theology, history and languages in England and Germany, where he probably received instruction in geography, astronomy and cartography from Mercator in Duisberg, and where he also developed an interest in mathematics. (Details)
In Amsterdam, in 1590, he produced a Flemish Bible, now known as the Plancius Bible, in the appendix of which were five of his own maps of Asia Minor and the Near East. (Details)
Plancius also became involved in the production of maps for Dutch seamen and navigators. (Details)
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Person
Assessment
He was, above all, the cartographer who made possible the achievements of the Dutch East India Company in the early years of the seventeenth century.
Category
exploration
Disciplines
cartographer
protestant theologian
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petrus plancius knew christophe plantin (Christoffel Plantijn)
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