Arno Peters

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Arno Peters developed the Peters world map, based on the Gall–Peters projection.

Born in Berlin
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, Germany
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, he began his career as a filmmaker who studied American
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 techniques of filmmaking during the late 1930s, and helped to revolutionize film production in Germany at the time. In 1945, Arno Peters received his doctorate at the University of Berlin, writing his dissertation on political propaganda. This interest pushed Peters into studying synchronoptic world history, which focuses on giving all people of the world equal voice, by making a timeline with each year getting equal space on a page. This project culminated in Peters' development of the Peters world map in 1974.

Peters worked in Bremen, Germany, until his death.