Biography of Abraham Ortelius 1527-1598

This article contains a concise timeline of Abraham Ortelius’ biography.

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1527 – He is born in Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands

1547 – He enters the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke as an illuminator of maps

1550-1558 – He travels multiple times to Italy

1554 – He meets Gerard Mercator in Frankfurt

1559-1560 – He travels France

1560 – He travels parts of Germany

1564 – He publishes his first map, Typus Orbis Terrarum

1565 – He publishes a two-sheet map of Egypt

1567 – He publishes an eight-sheet map of Asia

1568 – He publishes a plan of the Brittenburg castle

1570 – He publishes Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, containing 53 maps

1573 – He publishes Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum, containing 17 more maps

1573 – He publishes Deorum dearumque capita … ex Museo Ortelii

1575 – He is appointed to be the King of Spain’s geographer

1576 – He travels England and Ireland

1578 – He travels Italy

1578 – He publishes Synonymia geographica

1579 – He publishes Nomenclator Ptolemaicus

1584 – He publishes Itinerarium per nonnullas Galliae Belgicae partes

1596 – He receives a presentation from the city of Antwerp

1598 – He dies in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands

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References;

1 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Ortelius

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