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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 51,876 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Nicolas Sanson is the 30th most popular geographer (up from 41st in 2019), the 1,667th most popular biography from France (up from 2,241st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Geographer.

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Among geographers, Nicolas Sanson ranks 30 out of 67Before him are Georg Joachim Rheticus, Al-Bakri, Fra Mauro, William Morris Davis, Sebastian Münster, and Marinus of Tyre. After him are Albrecht Penck, Abu Sa'id Gardezi, Jodocus Hondius, Vincenzo Coronelli, Willem Blaeu, and Alfred Hettner.

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Among people born in 1600, Nicolas Sanson ranks 10Before him are Claude Lorrain, Sawney Bean, False Dmitry II, Marie de Rohan, Simeon Bekbulatovich, and Maria Celeste. After him are Kuchum, Gabriel Naudé, Cristóbal de Morales, Malyuta Skuratov, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, and Giovanna Garzoni. Among people deceased in 1667, Nicolas Sanson ranks 9Before him are Fatma Sultan, Marie Louise Gonzaga, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Gabriël Metsu, Johann Jakob Froberger, and Alonzo Cano. After him are Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Peter Snayers, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Thomas de Keyser, Fasilides, and Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas Sanson ranks 1,667 out of 6,011Before him are Joan, Countess of Flanders (1200), Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (1213), Margaret of France, Queen of England (1282), Claude Gensac (1927), Henri-Edmond Cross (1856), and Maria of Montpellier (1182). After him are Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629), Jean Chapelain (1595), Berengar of Tours (998), Elliott Erwitt (1928), Jean-Baptiste Carrier (1756), and Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (1489).


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).