\bɪhˈe͡ɪm], \bɪhˈeɪm], \b_ɪ_h_ˈeɪ_m]\
Definitions of BEHAIM, MARTIN
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(1459-1506), a Nuremberg cosmographer, resided in Lisbon and Fayal from 1480 to 1490, was a friend of Columbus, and shared his views as to the possibility of reaching land by sailing westward. A globe which he constructed after returning to Nuremberg is a famous and valuable record of geographical knowledge.
By John Franklin Jameson