Jacob Christian Jacobsen

Jacob Christian Jacobsen

Birth
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 30 Apr 1887 (aged 75)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Plot The Jacobsen family vault.
Memorial ID 18008662 · View Source
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Industrialist. In 1835 he took over his father's brewery and introduced German methods of brewing of beer using pure cultivated yeast. In 1846 he began the construction of the Carlsberg Breweries, named after his son Carl. In 1876 he founded the world famous Carlsberg Laboratory, which has played an important role in the development of physiology, chemistry and genetics. He was keenly interested in the arts and science, and paid for the reconstruction of Frederiksborg Castle and its conversion into a museum of national history. He founded the Carlsberg Foundation to ensure the continuation of the Carlsberg Laboratory and of the museum at Frederiksborg Castle and to further the advance of the natural sciences, mathematics, philosophy, history and linguistics. Politically he was a Liberal and had a seat in the Danish parliament through several periods. He died in Rome during a holiday.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 21 Feb 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18008662
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Christian Jacobsen (2 Sep 1811–30 Apr 1887), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18008662, citing Jesuskirken, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .