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 36,403 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Nicolas Sanson is the 41st most popular geographer (down from 37th in 2019), the 2,244th most popular biography from France (down from 2,170th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Geographer.

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Among geographers, Nicolas Sanson ranks 41 out of 67Before him are Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Vincenzo Coronelli, Abu Sa'id Gardezi, Alfred Hettner, Jodocus Hondius, and Otto Nordenskjöld. After him are Marie Tharp, Erich von Drygalski, Richard Hartshorne, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, Pedro Reinel, and Conrad Malte-Brun.

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Among people born in 1600, Nicolas Sanson ranks 13Before him are Simeon Bekbulatovich, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, Cristóbal de Morales, Kuchum, Giovanna Garzoni, and Gabriel Naudé. After him are Malyuta Skuratov, Lourenço Marques, Pyotr Beketov, and Lorenzo Ruiz. Among people deceased in 1667, Nicolas Sanson ranks 11Before him are Fatma Sultan, Johann Jakob Froberger, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Alonzo Cano, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, and Peter Snayers. After him are Thomas de Keyser, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Fasilides, Grégoire de Saint-Vincent, Johann von Rist, and Melchiorre Cafà.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas Sanson ranks 2,244 out of 5,234Before him are Francis Jammes (1868), Marcellin Champagnat (1789), Jean Ferrat (1930), Henri Pescarolo (1942), Bernadette Lafont (1938), and Paul Morand (1888). After him are William of Conches (1080), Antoine Coysevox (1640), Jacques Audiard (1952), Bertrand Blier (1939), Martine Carol (1920), and Walter Gieseking (1895).


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).