Jens Holmboe (botanist), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jens Holmboe (botanist)

Norwegian botanist

Date of Birth: 05-May-1880

Place of Birth: Tvedestrand, Aust-Agder, Norway

Date of Death: 25-Sep-1943

Profession: professor, contributing editor, botanist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Jens Holmboe (botanist)

  • Jens Holmboe (5 May 1880 – 24 July 1943) was a Norwegian botanist, professor and author.Jens Holmboe was born at Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder, Norway.
  • He the oldest son of physician Michael Holmboe (1852-1918) and his wife Eleonore Vogt (1857–1901).
  • His grandfather Jens Holmboe (1821-1891) was a prominent politician.
  • He attended Oslo Cathedral School and studied botany at the University of Christiania (now University of Oslo).He was hired as a curator of the Botanical Department of Bergen Museum in 1906, and became professor there in 1914.
  • In 1925 he was appointed professor at the University of Oslo and manager of the University Botanical Garden.
  • Among his notable publications were Planterester i norske Torvmyrer in 1903, Studies on the Vegetation of Cyprus in 1914, and the six-volume Våre ville planter, written with Torstein Lagerberg and published between 1937 and 1940.
  • He was also editor-in-chief of the periodical Naturen between 1906 and 1925.

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