Ole Worm

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Date of Birth May 13, 1588
Place of Birth Aarhus, Denmark
Date of Death Aug 31, 1655 (67)
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Ole Worm

Ole Worm, who often went by the Latinized form of his name Olaus Wormius, was a Danish physician, natural historian and antiquary. He was a professor at the University of Copenhagen where he taught Greek, Latin, Physics and Medicine.

Born: 13 May 1588, Aarhus, Denmark
Died: August 31, 1654, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality: Danish
Other names: Olaus Wormius
Occupation: physician, natural historian and antiquary
Spouse(s): Dorothea Fincke
Family: Christen Worm (grandson)

About Ole Worm

Danish physician and antiquary who collected ancient stone, fossils, and taxidermy animals. In 163u he determined that unicorns do not exist.

Ole Worm Before Fame

He continued his education after receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Basel in 1611.

Achievement of Ole Worm

Most of his 'scientific' studies didn't employ the methods of investigation and reasoning in use today.

Ole Worm Family Life

His grandfather amassed a large fortune, which was passed down to his father, and eventually to him.

Associations of Ole Worm

H.P. Lovecraft mentioned him in one of his stories, naming him a translator of the book of the dead.

Information related to Ole Worm

  • Danish naturalists
  • 17th-century Danish scientists
  • 17th-century Danish physicians
  • Danish educators
  • Rectors of the University of Copenhagen
  • Danish antiquarians
  • 17th-century Latin-language writers
  • University of Basel alumni
  • University of Marburg alumni
  • University of Copenhagen alumni
Latest information about Ole Worm updated on April 18, 2021.

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