Bolle Willum Luxdorph

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Bolle Willum Luxdorph
Bolle Willum Luxdorph 1782.jpg
Portrait by G. Fuchs from 1782
Born(1716-07-24)24 July 1716
Died13 August 1788(1788-08-13) (aged 72)
Copenhagen, Denmark
OccupationCivil servant, writer
Known forHis book collection
AwardsOrder of the Elephant, 1774

Bolle Willum Luxdorph (24 July 1716 – 13 August 1788) was a Danish government official, historian, writer and book collector.

Early life and education[edit]

Luddorph was born on 24 July 1817 in Copenhagen, the son of colonel Christian Luxdorph (1684–1726) and Susanne Magdalene Worm (1680–1735). His paternal grandfather was Bolle Luxdorph. His father owned Mørup Manor.[1]

Book collection[edit]

Luxdorph left a book collection of 15,000 volumes. It was sold at auction after his death. The books feature his exlibris. Many of them are now in the Royal Danish Library.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Luxdorph's house in Nærum, 1766

Luxdorph married Anna Bolette de Junge (1719–1781), a daughter of Severin de J. (1680–1757) and Catharine Wissing (1693–1724), on 14 June 1748.[1]

He owned a country house in Nærum later known as the Hartmann House after a later owner. He died on 13 August 1788 and is buried in Trinitatis Church.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Bech, Claus; Paulli, R. "Bolle Willum Luxdorph". Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved February 20, 2019.

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