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John William Gerard de Brahm

borndied
17181799 ca
a German cartographer, engineer and mystic. In 1754 he was appointed by the British as surveyor general for Georgia Colony. In August 1756 he traveled to the Cherokee Overhill country on the banks of the Little Tennessee River as the engineer constructing Fort Loudoun. He is said to have been the most prolific mapmaker in the Southern Colonies in the late ei...
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Jean de Clamorgan

aka: Lord of Saane
borndied
1480unknown
born in the diocese of Coutances, a cartographer, navigator and military commander, considered to be one of the best French admirals of the Marine Royale. Having long served in the French Navy, Francis I of France made him captain of the Ponant being th...
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Joseph-Nicolas Delisle

bornactivedied
1688, Apr 41712-17631768, Sep 11
a French astronomer and cartographer. From 1719 to 1722 he was employed at the Royal observatory, before returning to his observatory at the Luxembourg Palace. In 1725 when he was called by the Russian czar Peter the Great to Saint Petersburg to create and run the school of astronomy.
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Jeremiah Dixon

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1733, Jul 271779, Jan 22
an English surveyor and astronomer who is best known for his work with Charles Mason, from 1763 to 1767, in determining what was later called the Mason–Dixon line. Jeremiah Dixon served as assistant to Charles Mason in 1761 when the Royal Society selected Mason to observe the transit of Venus from Sumatra. However, their passage to Sumatra was delayed, and...
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Sir Robert Dudley [2]

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1574, Aug 71594-16031649, Sep 6
an English explorer and cartographer. In 1594, he led an expedition to the West Indies, of which he wrote an account. The illegitimate son of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, he inherited the bulk of the Earl's estate in accordance with his father's will, including Kenilworth Castle. In 1603–1605, he tried unsuccessfully to establish his legitimacy in...
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Jules Dumont d'Urville

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1790, May 231842, May 8
a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. As a botanist and cartographer he left his mark, giving his name to several seaweeds, plants and shrubs, and places such as D'Urville Island.
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