This Day in Geography: June 28

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Listed here are significant events relating to geography that occurred on June 28. To suggest an event, please fill out the ‘This Day in Geography’ form.

1598

Death of Abraham Ortelius, Flemish/Netherlandish geographer.  Ortelius is the creator of Theatrum Orbis Terrarium, the first modern atlas ever created.


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Abraham Ortelius by Peter Paul Rubens, 1632.
Abraham Ortelius by Peter Paul Rubens, 1632.

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