# Marinus of Tyre

## Greek cartographer and mathematician (c.70–130) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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**Marinus of Tyre** (Greek: Μαρῖνος ὁ Τύριος, *Marînos ho Týrios*; c. AD 70–130) was a Greek geographer, cartographer and mathematician, who founded mathematical geography and provided the underpinnings of Claudius Ptolemy's influential *Geography*.