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Hans Egede

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1686, Jan 311758, Nov 5
a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland. He established a successful mission among the Inuit and is credited with revitalizing Dano-Norwegian interest in the island after contact had been broken for hundreds of years. He founded Greenland's capital Godthåb, now known...
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Andrew Ellicott [2]

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1754, Jan 241820, Aug 28
a U.S. surveyor who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians, surveyed the boundaries of the District of Columbia, continued and completed Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant's work on the plan for Washington, D.C., and served as a teacher in survey methods for Meriwether Lewis. In 1770, his father, together with his uncles Andrew and John, pu...
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Joseph Ellicott

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1760, Nov 11826, Aug 19
an American surveyor, city planner, land office agent, lawyer and politician of the Quaker faith. In 1790, his brother Andrew Ellicott was hired by the federal government to survey the new federal district, where the new capital city of Washington was to be built. Joseph was Andrew's chief assistant during the latter part of the survey. Joseph Ellicott was s...
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