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Jan Saenredam

borndied
15651607
a Dutch Northern Mannerist painter, printmaker in engraving, and cartographer, and father of the painter of church interiors, Pieter Jansz Saenredam. He is noted for the many allegorical images he created from classical mythology and the Bible.
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Richard Sawkins

bornactivedied
unknown1679-16801680, May 22
a British buccaneer who participated in the Pacific Adventure, a privateering expedition headed by Captain John Coxon. Participated, along with Coxon and Bartholomew Sharp, in the surprise attack on Santa Marta. Sawkins attacked Spanish shipping merchants and...
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Georg Anton Schaffer

aka: Schäffer, Yegor Nikolayevich Sheffer, Egor Antonovich Sheffer, von Schaeffer
borndied
1779, Jan 271836
a German physician in the employ of the Russian-American Company who attempted to conquer Hawaii for the Company and, ultimately, the Russian Empire. The bloodless Schäffer affair (1815–1817) or the Hawaiian spectacular, as it was called by contemporary Russians, became a significant financial blunder for the Company. In the 1820s Schäffer became an agen...
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Adolf Schmidl

borndied
1802, May 181863, Nov 20
an Austrian topographer , geographer , speleologist and writer , and a professor at the Joseph Polytechnic in oven . He developed the speleology as an independent scientific discipline. The extensive geographic written work Schmidl dealt especially with Vienna and Vienna region, for 40 years of center of his life, although he described numerous other, even r...
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John Senex

borndied
16781740
an English cartographer, engraver and explorer. He was also an astrologer, geologist, and geographer to Queen Anne of Great Britain, editor and seller of antique maps and most importantly creator of the pocket-size map of the world.[citation needed] He owned a business on Fleet Street, where he sold maps. Senex is famous for his maps of the world, some of wh...
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Charles Smith

borndied
17151762
an Irish topographer and writer. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He qualified as a doctor and practised as an apothecary in Dungarvan, County Waterford. In the 1730s, along with Walter Harris he discussed a scheme to compile and publish histories of all the Irish counties. The first of these, a history of County Down, jointly edited by Walter Har...
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Jedediah Smith

aka: Diah, Old Jed, Jed
borndied
1799, Jan 61831, May 27
a clerk, frontiersman, hunter, trapper, author, cartographer, and explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the North American West, and the Southwest during the early 19th century. After 75 years of obscurity following his death, Smith was rediscovered as the American whose explorations led to the use of the 20-mile (32 km)-wide South Pass as the dominant point of c...
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