Frederik Børgesen

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Fredrik Christian Emil Børgesen (1 January 1866 in Copenhagen – 22 March 1956 in Frederiksberg) was a Danish botanist and phycologist. He graduated in botany from the University of Copenhagen and was subsequently employed as an assistant at the Botanical Museum (1893–1900). His doctoral thesis dealt with the marine algae of the Faroe Islands (1904). Later, he became librarian at the Library of the Botanical Garden (1900–1935).

Børgesen made investigations of marine algae e.g. around India, Mauritius, the Canary Islands and the Antilles.

Many species have been named to his honour, e.g. Coccoloba borgesenii (Polygonaceae) and numerous algae, e.g. Hypnea boergesenii (Hypneaceae) and Padina boergesenii (Phaeophyceae).

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Online French translation: F. Boergesen & Ove Paulsen (1900) La végétation des Antilles Danoises (traduit en français par Mlle S. Eriksson). Paul Dupont. 107 pp. & 11 Planches. (from Revue générale de botanique 12)
  2. ^ Algae of the Faeröes. Linnaeus Press, Amsterdam 1970, 374 pp.
  3. ^ Criticized by Porsild, M.P. & Simmons, Herm. G. (1904) Om Færöernes Havalgevegetation og dens Oprindelse - en Kritik. Botaniska Notiser 1904: 140-180 + 197-236.
  4. ^ IPNI.  Børgesen.