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Frederic Louis Norden, from Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie, 1755

Frederic Louis Norden (22 October 1708 – 22 September 1742) was a Danish naval captain and explorer.

Also known as Frederick, Frederik, Friderick, Ludwig, Ludvig and Lewis, the name used on the first publication of his famous Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie (Copenhagen, 1755) is Frederic Louis Norden. His name is often shortened F. L. Norden.

Norden made a voyage through Egypt all the way down to Sudan in 1737–1738, on the request of King Christian VI of Denmark. Norden made abundant notes, observations and drawings of everything around him, including people, pharaonic monuments, architecture, installations, maps etc., all of which was published in the posthumous Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie.

On 8 January 1741 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, where his name was registered as Frederic Lewis Norden.


  •  Lee, Sidney, ed (1895). "Norden, Frederick Lewis". Dictionary of National Biography. 41. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

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