1664-1666. Yellow route: To Florence by way of Paris

1664-1666. Yellow route: To Florence by way of Paris

In September 1664 Niels Steensen left Copenhagen again and arrived two months later in Paris. He was the guest of the prominent French academician, Melchisédech Thévenot, and met the French intelligentsia. In Paris Steensen held his famous lecture on the…

1672-74. Red route: A prophet is not honored in his home country

1672-74. Red route: A prophet is not honored in his home country

In 1672 the Danish crown again contacted Niels Steensen. Since the Reformation Denmark had had draconian laws prohibiting Catholicism. These laws had now been relaxed somewhat and the influential privy counselor Peder Griffenfeld urged King Christian V to summon Steensen…

Harald Moe’s map of Steensen’s travels

Foreign travel is not something unique to our times. Niels Steensen travelled greatly and networked internationally all over Europe. These journeys have been charted by Harald Moe in his book, “Niels Stensen: en billedbiografi”. By arrangement with Moe’s publisher Rhodos we…