Inventors and Discoverers

The choice was based on a national historical figure of importance related to the sea navigation, trying to give visibility to female characters and avoiding controversial characters. Initially we prefered the Age of Discoveries (17th Century) but individual features of each country forced us to open the time lapse.

Greece

Archimedes

Poland

Elisabet Koopmann Hevelius

Nicolaus Copernicus

Finland

Hermann Spöring Sr

Turkey

Piri Reis

Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi

Netherlands

Cornelis Drebbel

Spain

Isaac Peral

Jerónimo Girava