Jodocus Hondius

1563 - 1612

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Jodocus Hondius (Latinized version of his Dutch name: Joost de Hondt) (14 October 1563 – 12 February 1612) was a Flemish and Netherlandish engraver and cartographer. He is sometimes called Jodocus Hondius the Elder to distinguish him from his son Jodocus Hondius II. Hondius is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. One of the notable figures in the Golden Age of Dutch/Netherlandish cartography (c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jodocus Hondius has received more than 91,396 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jodocus Hondius is the 39th most popular geographer (down from 34th in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 224th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Geographer.

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Among geographers, Jodocus Hondius ranks 39 out of 67Before him are Jovan Cvijić, Johann Georg Gmelin, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Vincenzo Coronelli, Abu Sa'id Gardezi, and Alfred Hettner. After him are Otto Nordenskjöld, Nicolas Sanson, Marie Tharp, Erich von Drygalski, Richard Hartshorne, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville.

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Among people born in 1563, Jodocus Hondius ranks 10Before him are Johannes Althusius, Henry II, Duke of Lorraine, Mavro Orbini, Guru Arjan, Andrew Báthory, and Hosokawa Gracia. After him are Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Hosokawa Tadaoki, Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst, Franciscus Gomarus, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, and Heo Nanseolheon. Among people deceased in 1612, Jodocus Hondius ranks 13Before him are Federico Barocci, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Karin Månsdotter, Hans Leo Hassler, and Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. After him are Giovanni Battista Guarini, John Smyth, Piotr Skarga, False Dmitry III, Ernest of Bavaria, and Leonardo Donato.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jodocus Hondius ranks 252 out of 899Before him are Sigfried, Count of the Ardennes (919), Pierre François Verhulst (1804), Louis Paul Boon (1912), Joos de Momper (1564), Johnny Galecki (1975), and John II, Duke of Brabant (1275). After him are Jean Rey (1902), Lucien Van Impe (1946), Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1728), Princess Henriette of Belgium (1870), Peter Snayers (1592), and Antoinette de Mérode (1828).

Among GEOGRAPHERS In Belgium

Among geographers born in Belgium, Jodocus Hondius ranks 3Before him are Gerardus Mercator (1512) and Abraham Ortelius (1527).