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Ole Worm (1588 - 1655)

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Ole Worm
Born in Aarhus, Denmarkmap
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Died in Copenhagen, Denmarkmap
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Personal physician to King Christian IV of Denmark, and his successor, Frederick III.

Made great advances in the field of runic studies, and was regarded as something of a genius at the time, as evidenced by his extensive letters to other academics throughout Europe.

His Kunstkammer was one of the first modern museums.[1]


  • Ejvind Slottved and Ditlev Tamm, "THE UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN", ISBN: 978-87-90655-64-8, COPENHAGEN 2009


  1. Entered by Thomas Halliday.


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