Elias Lönnrot

Nationality

Finnish

Description

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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Gender

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The best books of all time by Elias Lönnrot

  1. 1746 . The Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot

    The Kalevala is the great Finnish epic, which like the Iliad and the Odyssey, grew out of a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots. During the first millenium of our era, speakers of Uralic lan...

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