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30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Piri Reis

Piri Reis, also known as Ahmed Muhiddin Piri, was an Ottoman admiral, navigator, geographer, and cartographer. He is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his “Book of Navigation.” Take a look below for 30 more strange and interesting facts about Piri Reis. 1. He gained fame as a cartographer when a…

30 Fun And Interesting Facts About Alexander Von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. Take a look below for 30 more fun and interesting facts about Alexander von Humboldt. 1. Humboldt’s quantitative work…

26 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and a poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, wrote in Koine Greek, and held Roman citizenship. Take a look below for 26 more awesome and interesting facts about Ptolemy. 1….