Hans Severin Holten
Johan Severin Holten (11 July 1770 – 30 December 1805) was a Danish zoological author, brother of Nicolai Holten, who was to become a
He was the son of a pharmacist in
In 1788, he became a student of the Nykøbing School, where he studied zoology. Later, he became the curator of scientific collections made by Prince Christian Frederik, who was later to become
In 1799 while at Helsingør, he caught a rare fish, a
Holten's only literary work is the Fauna or Animal History of Denmark and Norway, of which only 1 booklet (mammal) was published (1800), and a systematic auction catalog of Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz's collection of cones (1802).
On 19 February 1796, he married Fredensborg Juliane Marie Wittendorff (27 October 1770 – 13 March 1838), daughter of the royal cantor P.A. Wittendorff. Holten died in Copenhagen on 30 December 1805.