Elias Lönnrot

Botanist, Author

1802 – 1884

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Who was Elias Lönnrot?

Elias Lönnrot was a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national folk tales that he gathered during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic countries.

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Born
Apr 9, 1802
Sammatti
Also known as
  • Elias Lonnrot
  • Lönnrot, Elias
Parents
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Finns
Nationality
  • Finland
Profession
Education
  • University of Helsinki
    Medicine
    (1827 - 1832)
  • University of Turku
Died
Mar 19, 1884
Sammatti

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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