Martin Waldseemüller

German cartographer

1470   -   1520

movement: German Renaissance
country of citizenship: Germany
educated at: University of Freiburg
occupation: cartographer, cosmographer
student of: Gregor Reisch

Martin Waldseemüller (Latinized as Martinus Ilacomylus, Ilacomilus or Hylacomylus; c. 1470 – 16 March 1520) was a German cartographer. He and Matthias Ringmann are credited with the first recorded usage of the word America, on the 1507 map Universalis Cosmographia in honour of the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
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