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Duarte Pacheco Pereira

borndied
1460 ca1533
a Portuguese sea captain, soldier, explorer and cartographer. He travelled particularly in the central Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde islands, along the coast of West Africa and to India. His accomplishments in strategic warfare, exploration, mathematics and astronomy were of an exceptional level.
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Alonso Alvarez de Pineda

borndied
14941520
a Spanish explorer and cartographer whose map marks the first document in Texas history. In 1517, Alonso Alvarez de Pineda had led several expeditions to map the western coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico, from the Yucatán Peninsula to the Pánuco River, just north of Veracruz. Ponce de León had previously mapped parts of Florida, which he believed to be an ...
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Piri Reis

aka: Ahmed Muhiddin Piri
bornactivedied
1467 ca1481-15531553
an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer. Piri began engaging in government-supported privateering (a common practice in the Mediterranean Sea among both the Muslim and Christian states of the 15th and 16th centuries) when he was young, He is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-i Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book t...
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Petrus Plancius

borndied
15521622, May 15
a Flemish astronomer, cartographer and clergyman. In 1589 he collaborated with the Amsterdam cartographer Jacob Floris van Langren on a 32.5-cm celestial globe, which, using the sparse information available about southern celestial features, for the first time depicted: Crux the southern cross, Triangulum Australe the southern triangle, and the Magellanic Cl...
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Peter Pond

borndied
1739/40, Jan 181807
a soldier with a Connecticut regiment, a fur trader, a founding member of the North West Company and the Beaver Club, an explorer and a cartographer. Though he was born and died in Milford, Connecticut, most of his life was spent in northwestern North America, where he explored waterways around Lake Athabasca and determined the approximate locations of Great...
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Thomas Pound

aka: Thomas Pounds, Thomas Ponnd
bornactivedied
unknown1689-16901703
an English junior officer and naval cartographer stationed in the colonial port of Boston, Massachusetts. He became a pirate who was briefly active in the coastal waters of New England during 1689.
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Pieter Pourbus

borndied
1523 ca1584, Jan 30
a Dutch Flemish Renaissance painter, sculptor, draftsman and cartographer. Though he painted many good works in Bruges, his best work was in the Sint Janskerk in Gouda, the History of Saint Hubertus. He was later eclipsed by his own son, Frans Pourbus the Elder. Besides painting, he was also a surveyor and engineer. He was known primarily for his religious a...
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Jan Provoost

aka: Jean Provost, Jan Provost
borndied
1462/651529, Jan
a Belgian painter born in Wallonië (Mons). He was one of the most famous Netherlandish painters of his generation. He was a prolific master who left his early workshop in Valenciennes to run two workshops, one in Bruges, where he was made a burgher in 1494, the other simultaneously in Antwerp, which was the economic center of the Low Countries. Provost was ...
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