Abraham Cresques

1325 - 1387

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Abraham Cresques (Catalan pronunciation: [əβɾəˈam ˈkɾeskəs], 1325–1387), whose real name was Cresques (son of) Abraham, was a 14th-century Jewish cartographer from Palma, Majorca (then part of the Crown of Aragon). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham Cresques has received more than 72,157 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Abraham Cresques is the 25th most popular geographer (up from 33rd in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from Spain (up from 563rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Spanish Geographer.

Abraham Cresques is most famous for designing the Catalan Atlas, which was one of the earliest maps to depict the New World.

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Among geographers, Abraham Cresques ranks 25 out of 67Before him are Ya'qubi, David Harvey, Élisée Reclus, Fra Mauro, Sebastian Münster, and Al-Bakri. After him are Georg Joachim Rheticus, Ibn Jubayr, William Morris Davis, Albrecht Penck, Artemidorus Ephesius, and Willem Blaeu.

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Among people born in 1325, Abraham Cresques ranks 5Before him are Hafez, Inês de Castro, Francesco Landini, and Matthew Kantakouzenos. After him are Acamapichtli, Rupert II, Elector Palatine, Eleanor of Sicily, and Vladislav I of Wallachia. Among people deceased in 1387, Abraham Cresques ranks 5Before him are Olaf II of Denmark, Charles II of Navarre, Peter IV of Aragon, and Elizabeth of Bosnia. After him is Çandarlı Kara Halil Hayreddin Pasha.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Abraham Cresques ranks 319 out of 2,595Before him are Carme Forcadell (1955), Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (1453), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Sancho VII of Navarre (1154), Antipope Clement VIII (1370), and Joan Fuster (1922). After him are Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1401), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Juan Antonio Villacañas (1922), Carles Rexach (1947), Clara Ponsatí (1957), and Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867).


Among geographers born in Spain, Abraham Cresques ranks 4Before him are Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100), Pomponius Mela (15), and Al-Bakri (1014). After him are Ibn Jubayr (1145).