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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8304479

This item leads the calendar today:

[quote]1732: Pehr Forsskal, Finish botanist, zoologist and explorer, was born in Helsinki, Finland. He later studied under Linnaeus at Uppsala, and then took part in a Danish royal expedition through the Ottoman Empire.[/quote]

It is followed by this item:

[quote]1732: Peter (or Pehr) Forsskal (also spelled Forskaol, Forskal, Forsskahl), Swedish explorer, was born in Helsinki. As a student at Uppsala, he was among Linnaeus' proteges, and would later explore Egypt and Arabia, collecting botanical and zoological specimen. Several species are named for him.[/quote]

Are these gentlemen twins separated at birth? If so, then they should have been poster children for destiny based on their careers.

Just kidding, and my comments are now Finnish-ed...

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


January 11, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8304498

Good eye - thanks! I've combined the details into one entry and deleted the second one.

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