Elias L Nnrot

Elias L Nnrot

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elias L nnrot ( listen) (9 April 1802 - 19 March 1884) was a Finnish philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for composing the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled from national folklore. L nnrot was born in Sammatti, in the province of Uusimaa in Finland. He studied medicine at the Academy of Turku. To his misfortune the year he joined was the year of the Great Fire of Turku, burning down half the town - and the University. L nnrot (and many of the rest of the University) moved to Helsinki, where he graduated in 1832. He got a job as district doctor of Kajaani in Northern Finland during a time of famine in the district. The famine had prompted the previous doctor to resign, making it possible for a very young doctor to get such a position. Several consecutive years of crop failure resulted in enormous losses of population and livestock; L nnrot wrote letters to the State departments, asking for food, not medicines.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135724436
  • 9786135724431