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|
|Other names:||Olaus Wormius|
|Occupation:||physician, natural historian and antiquary|
About Ole Worm
Danish physician and antiquary who collected ancient stone, fossils, and taxidermy animals. In 163u he determined that unicorns do not exist.
He continued his education after receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Basel in 1611.
Most of his ‘scientific’ studies didn’t employ the methods of investigation and reasoning in use today.
His grandfather amassed a large fortune, which was passed down to his father, and eventually to him.
H.P. Lovecraft mentioned him in one of his stories, naming him a translator of the book of the dead.
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- University of Basel alumni
- University of Marburg alumni
- University of Copenhagen alumni
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