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Elias Lönnrot

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'''Elias Lönnrot''' ([[April 9|9 April]] 1802 – [[March 19|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, which had a great impact on [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]<ref>J.R.R. Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger (ed.), "'The Story of Kullervo' and Essays on Kalevala", in ''[[Tolkien Studies: Volume 7]]'', pp. 211</ref>.
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'''Elias Lönnrot''' ([[April 9|9 April]] 1802 – [[March 19|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, which had a great impact on [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]]; [[Verlyn Flieger]] (ed.), "'The Story of Kullervo' and Essays on Kalevala", in ''[[Tolkien Studies: Volume 7]]'', pp. 211</ref>.
 
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Elias Lönnrot (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, which had a great impact on J.R.R. Tolkien[1].

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Verlyn Flieger (ed.), "'The Story of Kullervo' and Essays on Kalevala", in Tolkien Studies: Volume 7, pp. 211

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