Erik Nissen Viborg
Erik Nissen Viborg (born April 5, 1759 in North Schleswig's Bedsted (Tønder) , † September 25, 1822 in Copenhagen ) was a Danish veterinarian and botanist and head of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural College in Copenhagen.
In 1797, Viborg became professor of botany and director of the botanical garden. In 1801 he switched to veterinary medicine and led the Danish veterinary school to an early bloom.
The Danish king was so enthusiastic about his monograph on sand plants that every Danish official building received a copy for public use. The genus Wiborgia within the butterfly family was named after him.
His scientific work in veterinary medicine was particularly devoted to pig keeping, breeding and diseases. In addition, he published some fundamental findings on snot and demonstrated in 1797 that it is a contagious disease.
- Description of the sand plants and their application to inhibit drifting sand on the coast of Jutland . Proft, 1789
- Indledning til almindelig Naturkyndighed for Dyrlæger . (Handbuch der Naturlehre für Veterärzte), Brummer, 1802 (together with Peter Christian Abildgaard)
- Instructions for raising and using the pig. 1806
- Carl Leisewitz : Viborg, Erich Nissen . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 39, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1895, p. 667 f.
- Entry in Dansk biografisk leksikon (Danish)
- Historical academy members: Erik Nissen Viborg. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, accessed on March 12, 2020 .
- List of former members since 1666: Letter V. Académie des sciences, accessed on March 12, 2020 (French).
|SURNAME||Viborg, Erik Nissen|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Danish veterinarian and botanist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 5, 1759|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bedsted (Tønder)|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 25, 1822|
|Place of death||Copenhagen|