|Born||July 31, 1833|
|Died||December 29, 1910 (aged 77)|
|Education||University of Hanover|
Thrap-Meyer was born in Bergen, Norway. He was the son of Johan Jacob Busch Meyer (1801-1880) and Henriette Christiane Thrap (1812-1883). He was educated at Polytechnicum in Hannover and Zurich (1855–1860). He also conducted study trips to England 1870–71; Italy 1873; France 1878.