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Gerardus Mercators Biography Essay Examples

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A Biography of Gerardus Mercator
On March fifth, 1512, a boy soon to be one of the greatest influences on the exploration of our planet, was born. Originally named Gerard de Cremere, Gerardus Mercator first studied at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, then in 1530, at the age of 18, entered the University of Louvain, studying humanities and philosophy. Fro...
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A Biography of Gerardus Mercator, a German Cartographer
On March fifth, 1512, a boy soon to be one of the greatest influences on the exploration of our planet, was born. Originally named Gerard de Cremere, Gerardus Mercator first studied at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, then in 1530, at the age of 18, entered the University of Louvain, studying humanities and philosophy. Fro...
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An Overview of the Biographies of Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren and William H. Harrison
Biographies: Jackson, Van Buren, and Harrison President Andrew Jackson The election of the seventh President, Andrew Jackson, in 1828 is said
to be the first modern election of our time. It was the first election
where the personalities of each candidate were the issues. Mr. Jackson attacked John Adam's as &...
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The Life and Career of Georgia Totto O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was born in the year on November 15, 1887. She was one of seven children and spent most of her childhood on a farm, with the typical farm animals and rolling hills. O'Keeffe's aunt, not her mother, was mostly responsible for raising her. O'Keeffe did not care much for her aunt,...
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A Biography of Samuel Clemens Also Known as Mark Twain
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, who was born on November 30th, 1835. Mark Twain was an American writer, journalist and humorist, who won many awards for his two most famous pieces: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Adventures of Tom Sawyer". He was born in the city of Florida, Mis...
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An Introduction to the Life of Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great Born Late July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia Died June,10 323 BC in The Palace of Nabukodonossor, Babylon Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon, (Alexander the Great, Alexander III of Macedon), King of Macedonia, was born in July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia. He was one of the greatest military geniuses in...
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James Byron Dean
James Byron Dean James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931, in the Seven Gables apartment, in Marion, Indiana. His parents were Winton and Mildren Dean, formerly Mildren Wilson. James stayed in Indiana until he was six. His dad, who was a dental technician, moved the family to Los Angeles. (Actually his dad was transfer...
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A Critical Analysis of William Shakespeare's Work and the Main Facts That Influenced Him
INTRODUCTION William Shakespeare is considered the greatest dramatist and poet the world has ever known. A natural poet whose work will last as long as nature because they are a copy of the indestructible forms of nature. The power of his work is centered in the understanding of human soul and the power of nature over hi...
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The Biographies of Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali, and the Discovery of DNA Structure
Rosa Parks: Angry Bus Rider Rosa Parks was tired. She'd just spent all day sewing and pressing clothes at the Montgomery, Alabama, department store, where she was a tailor's assistant. Her feet, neck and shoulders ached as she arrived at her bus stop to go home. The thought of standing during the ride did not sit well wi...
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A Biography of William Shakespeare, an English Playwright
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespe...
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