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Encyclopedia > Sebastian Münster
Portrait of Sebastian Münster by Christoph Amberger, c. 1552

Sebastian Münster was born in 1488 at Ingelheim near Mainz and died in 1552 at Basel. Download high resolution version (803x1030, 94 KB)Info: Portrait of Sebastian Münster; created c. ... Download high resolution version (803x1030, 94 KB)Info: Portrait of Sebastian Münster; created c. ... Events February 3 - Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, at the tip of Africa becoming the first known European to travel this far south. ... Ingelheim am Rhein is the administrative centre of the Mainz-Bingen local government district, situated on the left bank of the Rhine within the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The town has approx. ... Map of Germany showing Mainz Mainz (French Mayence) is a city in Germany, which is the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Basel (English traditionally: Basle [ba:l], German: Basel [ba:[email protected]], French Bâle [ba:l], Italian Basilea [bazilE:a]) is Switzerlands third most populous city (188,000 inhabitants in the canton of Basel-City as of 2004; the 690,000 inhabitants in the conurbation stretching across the immediate...

He was a cartographer, cosmographer and a Hebrew scholar. His work, the Cosmographia from 1544 was the earliest German description of the world. It had numerous editions in different langues (e.g. Latin, French, Italian, English and even Czech, the last - German - edition was published 1628, long after his death). The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. This success was due to the fascinating woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th century Europe. Cartography is the study of map making and cartographers are map makers. ... Cosmography is the science that maps the general features of the universe; describes both heaven and earth (but without encroaching on geography or astronomy) A representation of the earth or the heavens. ... The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Events April 11 - Battle of Ceresole - French forces under the Comte dEnghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin. ... Hans Holbein the Younger (c. ... Rhinoceros by David Kandel published in Sebastian Münsters Cosmographia around 1550. ...

Münster had been appointed to the University of Basel in 1527. As Professor of Hebrew he edited the Hebrew Bible, accompanied by Latin translation. The University of Basel (German: Universität Basel) is located at Basel, Switzerland. ...

In 1540 he published a Latin edition of Ptolemy's Geographia with illustrations. The 1550 edition contains cities, portraits and costumes.These editions printed in Germany are the most valued of the Cosmographias. Claudius Ptolemaeus, given contemporary German styling, in a 16th century engraved book frontispiece Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαίος; c. ...

Münster also wrote the Dictionarium trilingue in Latin, Greek and Hebrew and Mappa Europae or map of Europe in 1536.

He was pictured on the old 100 DM banknotes that were replaced at the beginning of the 1990s. A 10 Deutsche Mark banknote from Germany 1993 showing Carl Friedrich Gauss (http://www. ...



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