Forskål, Petrus (1732-1763)
Forsskål was born in Helsinki in Finland (then a part of Sweden) where his father, Johannes Forsskål, served as a clergyman at the time, but came to mainland Sweden in 1741 when the father received the parish of Tegelsmora in Uppland (and the archdiocese of Uppsala). As was common at the time, he enrolled at Uppsala University at a young age in 1742, but returned home for some time and, after studies on his own, rematriculated in Uppsala there in 1751, where he completed a theological degree the same year.
- Forskål, P. 1775. Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortum auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Hauniae [= Copenhagen]: Moeller, xxxiv + 164 pp.
- Evenhuis, N.L. 1997. Litteratura Taxonomica Dipterorum (1738-1930) 1:.267-279, portrait.