Bengt Lidforss

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Bengt Lidforss

Bengt Lidforss (15 September 1868 – 23 September 1913) was a prominent Swedish socialist, and an accomplished natural scientist and writer.

Biography[edit]

Lidforss was born in Lund, Sweden, and died there. He studied botany and biology at Lund University and received his B.A. at nineteen. Later he received a Ph.D. from Lund University. He became a Professor of Botany at Uppsala University in 1909 and at Lund University in 1910. He was one of the first Swedish scientists to write popular science. Lidforss developed a strong stance against religion and the Church of Sweden. He published articles in Malmö-based social democrat newspaper Arbetet.[1]

Lidforss was a friend of August Strindberg and was an important name in the early Swedish socialist movement. He was one of the first intellectuals in Sweden to become a socialist. He was known to be bisexual [2]

Botany[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Dunér (2013). "Botaniska vandringar på Kullen. Om fältbotanikern Bengt Lidforss". Lund University Publications. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Jens Ryström (2003). Sinners and Citizens : Bestiality and Homosexuality in Sweden, 1880 - 1950, ISBN 0226732576, p. 112
  3. ^ IPNI.  Lidf. 
  • Beyer, Nils. Bengt Lidforss. En levnadsteckning. Stockholm: 1968.