Peter Forsskål (sometimes also Pehr Forsskål, Peter Forskaol, Petrus Forskål or Pehr Forsskåhl) (born in Helsinki, 11 January, 1732, died in Yemen, 11 July 1763), Finnish/Swedish explorer, orientalist and naturalist. (From the english version)
Forsskål was a member of what is known as Carsten Niebuhr's expedition to Arabia, Arabia Felix, which took place 1761-1767. Niebuhr was the only one to return.
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