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date: 26 November 2020

Mercator, Nicolaus [formerly Niklaus Kauffman]locked

(1620?–1687)
  • Christoph J. Scriba

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Mercator, Nicolaus [formerly Niklaus Kauffman] (1620?–1687), mathematician and astronomer, was born near Cismar or in Eutin (both in Holstein, Germany, then united with Denmark), the son of Martin Kauffman (c.1587–1637/8), who had been a Lutheran preacher (diakon...

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