• Born year: 1470
  • Born in: Schallstadt
  • Death date: 1520-03-16
  • Death in: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Martin Waldseemüller

Martin Waldseemüller (Latinized Martinus Ilacomylus, Ilacomilus or Hylacomylus; c. 1470 – 16 March 1520) was a German cartographer. He and Matthias Ringmann are credited with the first recorded usage of the word America, on the 1507 map Universalis Cosmographia in honour of the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci.

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