Sjur Aasmundsen Sexe

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Sjur Aasmundsen Sexe (14 August 1808 – 17 February 1888) was a Norwegian mineralogist and educator.[1]

Sexe was from Ullensvang parish in Hordaland, Norway.[2] He attended Bergen Cathedral School and graduated as cand.miner. in 1840. He first worked in Trondhjem as a mine superintendent, later at the Kongsberg Silver Mines.[3] He was mayor of Kongsberg for three months in 1851, being succeeded by Jens Landmark.[4]

From 1860 to 1877 he was a professor in physical geography at the University of Christiania (now University of Oslo). He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[3]


  1. ^ "Sjur Aasmundsen Sexe" (PDF). Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Øvre – Sekse, Ullensvang herad, Hordaland". Matrikkelutkastet av 1950. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Personalhistorie for Trondhjems by og omegn i et tidsrum af circa 1 1/2 aarhundrede, by Chr. Thaulow. Hosted by Trondheim public library.
  4. ^ Mayors of Kongsberg[permanent dead link] - hosted by Kongsberg municipality

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