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Dutch cartographer, theologist and philosopherwd:Q696950
country of citizenship:
Kingdom of the Netherlands
native language: Dutch
language of expression: Dutch
educated at: Leiden University
occupation: theologian, historian, teacher, cartographer
Arnoldus Montanus (c. 1625–1683) was a Dutch teacher and author. He published books on theology, history, and geography of both the Netherlands and far-away countries.
Montanus, a Latinized form of van den Berg or van Bergen, was born in Amsterdam and studied theology at Leiden University. He became a minister in Schellingwoude in 1653 and in Schoonhoven in 1667, where he also became headmaster of the Latin School. He died in Schoonhoven.
His most famous book is De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld.
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