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Peter Forsskål

Swedish explorer, orientalist, naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus

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.