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Last NameGreuter    
Given NameMatthäus    
alt. NamesM. G. ;     
Childrenson Johann Friedrich (Strasbourg 1590 - Rome 1662), who became an engraver, too    
Year born1564 or 1566    
Year died1638    
Place of deathRome?    
Father's occupation    
Educationin Germany; later visited Lyon, Avignon and Rome, where he worked for a longer period    
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked forFrederico Cesi (1585-1630) ; Francesco Stelluti (1577-1652) ; Galilei Galileo;; cardinal Scipione Borghese; pope Paul V & Urbain VIII; Accademia dei Lincei, Rome;     
Patronageprince Federico Cesi; pope Urban VIII; Philip II Spain.    
Collaboratorsin 1612 and 1613 with Galileo and Cesi on astron. plates showing sunspots; with Stelluti 1625 on 1st plate of microscopic. observations    
Techniquescopperplate engraving    
Sample(s)bees: http://digital.nls.uk/moir/microscope.html ; sunspots: http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/telescopiogalileo/itel.asp?c=50429    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesNissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ## 858 & 3988 ; H. Bredekamp: Galilei der Künstler, Berlin 2007, 265ff. ; Freedberg: Lynx 2002, in Jones & Galison (ed)1998, 274ff. ; F. Hernandes: Thesaurus (Mexico) 165 ;    
othersuccessful maker of celestial & terrestrial globes, see http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/search/listResults.cfm?Maker=Matthaeus Greuter&SortBy=maker    

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