Willem Blaeu

1571 - 1638

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Willem Janszoon Blaeu (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm ˈjɑnsoːm ˈblʌu]; 1571 – 21 October 1638), also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Blaeu has received more than 130,235 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Willem Blaeu is the 31st most popular geographer (up from 32nd in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 243rd in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Geographer.

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Among geographers, Willem Blaeu ranks 31 out of 67Before him are Abraham Cresques, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Ibn Jubayr, William Morris Davis, Albrecht Penck, and Artemidorus Ephesius. After him are Marinus of Tyre, Jovan Cvijić, Johann Georg Gmelin, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Vincenzo Coronelli, and Abu Sa'id Gardezi.

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Among people born in 1571, Willem Blaeu ranks 10Before him are Hasekura Tsunenaga, Michael Praetorius, Mulla Sadra, Emperor Go-Yōzei, Thomas Mun, and Frederick de Houtman. After him are Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Salomon de Brosse, and Pietro Aldobrandini. Among people deceased in 1638, Willem Blaeu ranks 13Before him are Amakusa Shirō, Peter Minuit, Cyril Lucaris, John Harvard, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, and Cornelis van Haarlem. After him are Hercules Seghers, Johann Heinrich Alsted, Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, Joachim Wtewael, Gabriello Chiabrera, and John Wilbye.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Blaeu ranks 241 out of 1,209Before him are Wesley Sneijder (1984), Geert Groote (1340), Constantijn Huygens (1596), Anton Mussert (1894), Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (1948), and Jacob van Campen (1596). After him are Anthony van Diemen (1593), Dick Bruna (1927), Otto van Veen (1556), John II, Count of Holland (1247), Willem van Hanegem (1944), and Jan Janssen (1940).

Among GEOGRAPHERS In Netherlands

Among geographers born in Netherlands, Willem Blaeu ranks 1