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Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville

1697 - 1782

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Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ batist buʁgiɲɔ̃ dɑ̃vil]; born in Paris 11 July 1697 – 28 January 1782) was a French geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. D'Anville became cartographer to the king, who purchased his cartographic materials, the largest collection in France. He made more than 200 maps during his lifetime, which are characterized by a careful, accurate work largely based on original research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville has received more than 41,509 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville is the 42nd most popular geographer (up from 45th in 2019), the 2,548th most popular biography from France (up from 2,728th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Geographer.

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Among geographers, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville ranks 42 out of 67Before him are Alfred Hettner, Artemidorus Ephesius, Jovan Cvijić, Johann Georg Gmelin, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, and Otto Nordenskjöld. After him are Marie Tharp, Inō Tadataka, Richard Hartshorne, Erich von Drygalski, Johann Gottlieb Georgi, and Pedro Reinel.

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Among people born in 1697, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville ranks 12Before him are Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Mahmud Hotak, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Faustina Bordoni, and Nicola Salvi. After him are Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand, Joseph François Dupleix, Christine Kirch, George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, and Augustus Louis, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen. Among people deceased in 1782, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville ranks 19Before him are Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, Hyder Ali, Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt, Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, and Princess Maria Christina of Saxony. After him are Sava Petrović, Richard Wilson, Daniel Solander, Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, and Elisabeth Christina von Linné.

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Among people born in France, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville ranks 2,548 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825), Séverine (1948), Jacques Deray (1929), Léon Boëllmann (1862), Marcellin Champagnat (1789), and Elisabeth of Lorraine (1574). After him are Joseph Joffo (1931), Odo of Bayeux (1036), Jean-Étienne Championnet (1762), Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823), Georges Hébert (1875), and Charles, Prince of Soubise (1715).


Among geographers born in France, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville ranks 4Before him are Paul Vidal de La Blache (1845), Élisée Reclus (1830), and Nicolas Sanson (1600).