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Brouwer, Hendrik Aldert


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Addenda & Corrigenda)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1886, Medemblik, N.H., Holland. Died: 1973, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



Mining engineer, educated at the Technical College at Delft (1903-08); from 1909-10 he studied in the University of Paris, and made scientific investigations in South Africa; in 1910 he took his Drs degree at Delft; mining engineer in the D.E.I., 1910-17; in 1918 appointed Professor of Geologay at Delft (1918-29), in 1925 Honorary Professor at Utrecht; since 1928 Professor of Geology at Amsterdam University (1929-57). After his retirement he still lived in Amsterdam.

Author of numerous books and papers, mainly of the geology of the former Dutch East Indies.



Collected some orchids in Waigeo(e) and Salawati (Papoea Islands), which he forwarded to Hort. Bog. in 1915.


biographical data:

Wie is dat? 1948; World Whos Who in Science 1968.