800px-Oronce_FineOronce Fine was born on 1494 A.D. and died #onthisday in history 8th August 1555 A.D. he was a French Mathematician and cartographer. He was born in Briancon and he was the son and the grandson of Physicians, he was educated in Paris at College de Navarre and then he obtained in a degree with medicine 1522 A.D. Oronce was imprisoned in 1524 A.D. for practising judicial astrology.

Fine tried and attempted reconcile discoveries in the new world with the old medieval legends and information from Ptolemy regarding the orient.

Example of a map he designed.

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