Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen was born in Tórshavn in 1900. After finishing his secondary education he studied history and French in which he took a master’s degree. Unfortunately, he contracted tuberculosis in 1922. He worked as a journalist and a spokesman for the Faroese home rule movement. He wrote extensively about Danish/Faroese history and politics. In 1934, he started writing his only novel, Barbara (Barbara) which was published after his death from tuberculosis in 1938.
1927 Danmark og Faerøerne
1936 Færøerne, natur og folk
1939 Barbara (Barbara)
1958 Det dyrebare liv: Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen i Strejflys af hans Breve