Biographical data


Rink, Hinrik (or Hinrich) Johannes


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1819, Copenhagen, Denmark. Died: 1893, Kristiania, Norway.



Geographer, educated  at the Polytechnical College, Copenhagen. Ph. Dr Kiel 1844. Geologist of the ‘Galathea Expedition’ (cf. itiner. etc. sub Didrichsen);1 because of illness he did not accompany the Galathea Expedition all the time, but returned to Denmark from P. Penang. From 1848-51 he travelled in Greenland; subsequently in the Greenland Civil Service and Inspector for S. Greenland; Director of the Trade to Greenland, 1871-82. In 1883 he settled at Kristiania.



In Herb. Copenhagen [C]: plants from the Nicobars,1 and from P. Penang (coll. 1846).



(1) Author of ‘Die Nikobarischen Inseln. Eine geographische Skizze, mit spezieller Berücksichtigung der Geognosie’ (Kopenhagen) (Skildring of Vegetationen p. 127-139).


biographical data:

Geogr. Tidsskr. 12, 1893-94, p. 162-166; Christensen, Den Danske botaniks historie, 2, 1926, p. 298-299; Dansk Biogr. Leksikon 19, 1940, p. 560-564.