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List of famous cartographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cartographers in the world? This includes the most prominent cartographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cartographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cartographers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cartographers.

This list features famous map makers like Johannes Werner and Arthur H. Robinson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known cartographers to the lesser known cartographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cartographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cartographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous cartographers?" then you're in the right place.
Ptolemy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cartographers
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Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian writer of Alexandria, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, wrote in Greek, and held Roman citizenship. Beyond that, ...more

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Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Profession: Mathematician, Geographer, Astrologer, Philosopher, Astronomer

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#85 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cartographers
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Vinci, Italy

Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor, Architect, + more

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#7 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#2 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#1 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#4 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Amerigo Vespucci is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cartographers
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Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1454-1512)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Profession: Navigator, Merchant

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Su Song is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cartographers
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Su Song was a renowned Han Chinese polymath who was described as a scientist, mathematician, statesman, astronomer, cartographer, horologist, medical doctor, pharmacologist, mineralogist, zoologist, botanist, mechanical and architectural engineer, poet, antiquarian, and ambassador of the Song ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1020-1101)

Birthplace: Quanzhou, China

Profession: Pharmacologist, Poet, Mineralogist, Diplomat, Scientist, + more

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