Lisbet Rausing

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Lisbet Rausing
Born 9 June 1960
Education University of California at Berkeley
Harvard University.
Occupation Historian, philanthropist
Title Dr
Parent(s) Hans Rausing
Märit Rausing
Relatives Hans Kristian Rausing (brother)
Sigrid Rausing (sister)

Dr Lisbet Rausing (born 9 June 1960) is a Swedish historian of science and philanthropist.

Early life[edit]

Lisbet Rausing was born on 9 June 1960. She is the daughter of Tetra Pak entrepreneur Hans Rausing and his wife Märit Rausing. She has one sister, Sigrid Rausing, and one brother, Hans Kristian Rausing. She was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University.


Rausing is the author of a scholarly biography of Carl Linnaeus published in 1999 – Linnaeus: Nature and Nation[1] – as well as numerous scholarly articles. She holds honorary doctorates from Uppsala University, Imperial College and SOAS, and is a fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Historical Society. In 2006 she was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy.

She owns almost 100,000 acres of land in Scotland with her sister Sigrid.[2]


Lisbet Rausing co-founded the Arcadia Fund in 2001.[3] As of June 2014, the Fund had made grant commitments of over $326 million to preserve endangered treasures of culture and nature.[4] She is a vice-president of conservation charity Fauna & Flora International.[5]

She has made charitable contributions to the Jewish Museum London.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Koerner, Lisbet (1999). Linnaeus: Nature and Nation. Harvard: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-09745-2. 
  2. ^ Sophia Money-Coutts, The Future of Scotland?, Tatler, 8th December 2014
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  6. ^ Jewish Museum London: Our supporters

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