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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Kjoeping, Oläus

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KJOEPING, Oläus (kyuh-ping), Swedish explorer, b. in Dalecarlia in 1741; d. in Soroe, Denmark, in 1809. He entered the Danish service as military surgeon, and was stationed for several years in the West Indies, also visiting Louisiana, Guiana, and New Spain. In 1796 he became rector of the academy of Soroe. His works concerning America, include “Beschreibung von Guiana” (Soroe, 1797); “Neueste Gemälde von Louisiana und Mississippi” (2 vols., 1792); “Prodromus floræ, sistens enumerationem plantarum cellularium quas in insulas, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Sancti Thomæ et Sancti Bartholomei a Kjoeping collectas describit” (Copenhagen, 1799); and “Anmärkningar om Planter af Cuba” (3 vols., 1807).