Joan Blaeu

1596 - 1673

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Joan Blaeu (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːɑn ˈblʌu]; 23 September 1596 – 21 December 1673; also called Johannes Blaeu) was a Dutch cartographer born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Blaeu has received more than 138,433 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Joan Blaeu is the 5,346th most popular politician (down from 5,077th in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 202nd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Dutch Politician.

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Over the past year Joan Blaeu has had the most page views in the with 16,411 views, followed by Dutch (6,564), and German (4,407). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Gan (91.50%), West Frisian (76.72%), and Indonesian (55.33%)


Among politicians, Joan Blaeu ranks 5,346 out of 19,576Before him are Hasdrubal the Fair, Girolamo Riario, Grifo, Emperor Konoe, Letsie III of Lesotho, and Hedwig of Saxony. After him are Tahir ibn Husayn, Marcus Antonius, Peter Minuit, Gunther, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, and Osorkon II.

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Among people born in 1596, Joan Blaeu ranks 13Before him are Nicola Amati, Pieter Claesz, Baldassare Longhena, Emperor Go-Mizunoo, Peter Mogila, and Johan Banér. After him are Jacob van Campen, Constantijn Huygens, Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, Andreas Cellarius, Jean Bolland, and Leonaert Bramer. Among people deceased in 1673, Joan Blaeu ranks 7Before him are Molière, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Salvator Rosa, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, and Semyon Dezhnev. After him are Regnier de Graaf, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons, Barent Fabritius, and Robert Moray.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Joan Blaeu ranks 225 out of 1,646Before him are Tjalling Koopmans (1910), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576), Tom Gehrels (1925), and Dirck van Baburen (1595). After him are Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824), Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460), Willem Kalf (1619), John Goodricke (1764), Willem Mengelberg (1871), and Joop Zoetemelk (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Joan Blaeu ranks 33Before him are Willem Drees (1886), William I, Count of Hainaut (1287), Abraham Kuyper (1837), Peter Stuyvesant (1612), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), and Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576). After him are Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824), Alexander, Prince of Orange (1851), Anton Mussert (1894), Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (1948), William I, Count of Holland (1167), and Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau (1627).