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Hecataeus of Miletus

[Hecateo; Hecateus; Hekataios; German: Hekataios von Milet]

Born: c. 550 BC
Died: c. 480 BC

Historian, cartographer, ambassador

Relation to astronomy: Moon crater Hecataeus named after him

Note: Other source says: fl. 6th-5th century BC, Ionia

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Wolfgang R. Dick. Created: 7 Dec 1998. Latest update: 4 March 1999