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KJOEPING, Olaus (kyuh-ping), Swedish explorer, born in Dalecarlia in 1741; died 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 Generalalde yon Louisiana und Mississippi" (2 vols., 1792); "Prodromus flora, sistens enumerationem plantarum cellularium quas in insulas, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Sancti Thomae et Sancti Bartholomei a Kjoeping collectas describit" (Copenhagen, 1799); and "Anmarkningar om Planter af Cuba" (3 vols., 1807).
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