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Johannes Schöner

1477-1547

German astronomer and geographer. Ordained a priest in 1515, Schöner later converted to Lutheranism and married. From his days in the priesthood, he operated a printing shop in his house, and also produced globes—including the first using the word "America," which he made in 1515. Schöner wrote a number of works on mathematical, astronomical, and geographical subjects.

Johannes Schöner

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