Rudolf Keyser, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Rudolf Keyser

Norwegian historian

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1803

Place of Birth: Christiania, Norway

Date of Death: 09-Oct-1864

Profession: professor, historian, archaeologist, literary historian

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Rudolf Keyser

  • Rudolf Keyser (1 January 1803 – 9 October 1864) was a Norwegian historian, archaeologist and educator.Jakob Rudolf Keyser was born in Christiania, now Oslo, Norway.
  • Following studies in Iceland, Rudolf Keyser was appointed as a docent at the Royal Frederick University in Christiania in 1828.
  • He became a professor in 1831 and remained at the University until he retired in 1862.
  • Keyser was also the first manager for the University Museum of National Antiquities.
  • He cataloged and categorized prehistoric artifacts which had originated from excavations.
  • He did so utilizing the chronological system developed by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen.Keyser was most commonly associated with the Theory on immigration to Norway.
  • Keyser was a supporter of the migration theory that the Norse tribes had wandered into Norway from the north and east, a view also shared by Peter Andreas Munch, a former student of Keyser.
  • This theory was inspired in part by the earlier works of Gerhard Schøning.
  • The theory was commonly denounced by many Norwegian historians especially by Ludvig Kristensen Daa.
  • Rudolf Keyser became a knight in the Order of St.
  • Olav in 1847.

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