On March 4, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium were in the town of Rupelmonde to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Gerard De Kremer (Gerardus Mercator).

During today’s celebrations the prince and princess placed flowers at the statue of Gerard De Kremer (Gerardus Mercator), who is best known for Mercator Projection World Map, in the town square as well as met with dozens of well-wishers.

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Source: La Monarchie Belge