Nicolas Sanson

1600 - 1667

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Nicolas Sanson (20 December 1600 – 7 July 1667) was a French cartographer who served under two kings in matters of geography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Sanson has received more than 55,765 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicolas Sanson is the 29th most popular geographer (up from 30th in 2019), the 1,661st most popular biography from France and the 3rd most popular French Geographer.

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Among geographers, Nicolas Sanson ranks 29 out of 86Before him are Al-Bakri, Élisée Reclus, Abraham Cresques, Zakariya al-Qazwini, Fra Mauro, and William Morris Davis. After him are Willem Blaeu, Albrecht Penck, Marinus of Tyre, Abu Sa'id Gardezi, Artemidorus Ephesius, and Jovan Cvijić.

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Among people born in 1600, Nicolas Sanson ranks 8Before him are Charles I of England, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Claude Lorrain, Sawney Bean, False Dmitry II, and Marie de Rohan. After him are Simeon Bekbulatovich, Maria Celeste, Kuchum, Gabriel Naudé, Giovanna Garzoni, and Lagâri Hasan Çelebi. Among people deceased in 1667, Nicolas Sanson ranks 9Before him are Fatma Sultan, Gabriël Metsu, Marie Louise Gonzaga, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Johann Jakob Froberger, and Alonzo Cano. After him are Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Peter Snayers, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Thomas de Keyser, Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Ferenc Wesselényi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas Sanson ranks 1,661 out of 6,770Before him are Félix Savart (1791), Maria of Montpellier (1182), Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1942), William of Gellone (750), Jean Dujardin (1972), and Roger Etchegaray (1922). After him are Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953), Aymon, Count of Savoy (1291), Georges Feydeau (1862), Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (1604), Margaret of France, Queen of England (1282), and Sacha Distel (1933).


Among geographers born in France, Nicolas Sanson ranks 3Before him are Paul Vidal de La Blache (1845), and Élisée Reclus (1830). After him are Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697), Guillaume Delisle (1675), Emmanuel de Martonne (1873), Nicolas de Fer (1646), and Guillaume Grandidier (1873).