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Elias Lönnrot

Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry

1802   -   1884

country of citizenship: Sweden, Grand Duchy of Finland, Finland
educated at: University of Helsinki, Royal Academy of Turku, Imperial Alexander University
occupation: lexicographer, linguist, pedagogue, writer, poet, hymnwriter, physician writer, botanist
award received: Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts

Elias Lönnrot (Finnish: [ˈe.li.ɑs ˈløn.ruːt] (listen); 9 April 1802 – 19 March 1884) was a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for creating the Finnish national epic, Kalevala, (1835, enlarged 1849), from short ballads and lyric poems gathered from the Finnish oral tradition during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic countries.
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Kalevala

19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology

author: Elias Lönnrot

1835

Kanteletar

book by Elias Lönnrot

author: Elias Lönnrot

1840

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