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THEODOR KJERULF (1825-1888)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 843 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THEODOR KJERULF (1825-1888), Norwegian geologist, was born at Christiania on the 3oth of March 1825. He was educated in the university at Christiania, and subsequently studied at Heidelberg, working in Bunsen's laboratory. In 1858 he became professor of geology in the university of his native city, and he was afterwards placed in charge of the geological survey of the country, then established mainly through his influence. His contributions to the geology of Norway were numerous and important, especially in reference to the southern portion of the country, and to the structure and relations of the Archaean and Palaeozoic rocks, and the glacial phenomena. His principal results were embodied in his work Udsigt over del sydlige Nor ges Geologi (1879). He was author also of some poetical works. He died at Christiania on the 25th of October 1888.
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