Gerhard Kremer

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Noun1.Gerhard Kremer - Flemish geographer who lived in GermanyGerhard Kremer - Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594)
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Gerhard Kremer, a Flemish geographer, published his first map in 1569 and called it the Mercator, which was derived from a globe he had made in 1541 detailing loxodromes.
The answer was supplied by a Flemish geographer, Gerhard Kremer (1512-1594), better known by his Latinized name, Gerardus Mercator.
The figure of Atlas with the world on his back was employed by the Flemish geographer Mercator (1512 - 94, real name Gerhard Kremer), on the title page of his collection of maps in the 16th century.