Elias Lonnrot, Finnish Folklorist

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Elias Lonnrot
  • Birth: April 9, 1802, Sammatti, Finland
  • Death: March 19, 1884, Sammatti, Finland
  • Language: Finnish
  • Who he was: Finnish folklorist who compiled Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national folk tales he had gathered; and Kanteletar, a collection of Finnish folk poetry

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