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1802, Apr 91884, Mar 19
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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02/28/1835-Dr. Elias Lonnrot publishes Finnish poem Kalevala 
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