Frans Hogenberg (1535 - 1590) was a Flemish engraver active in the late 16th century. Hogenberg was born in Mechelen where he trained under the cartographer H. Terbruggen. He later relocated to Antwerp where he achieved some success as an engraver, working with Abraham Ortelius, Hieronymus Cock, and others. Along with German cleric George Braun, Hogenberg is best known for his publication of the highly influential city atlas Civitates Orbis Terrarum. The six volume work, with some 546 views, was published between 1572 and 1617 and intended a companion to Abraham Ortelius' Thatrum Orbis Terrarum - thus certain obvious stylistic similarities. In compiling the Civitates Hogenberg took on the role of engraver while most of the editing was left to George Braun. Hogenberg died in Cologne, Germany, before the Civitates was completed.