Julius Krohn

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Julius Krohn

Julius Leopold Frederik Krohn (born May 19, 1835 in Vyborg ; † August 28, 1888 there ) was a Finnish poet , folklorist and literary scholar . He was the nephew of August David Krohn and father of Kaarle Krohn and Aino Kallas .


Julius Krohn first studied Finnish language and literature as well as philosophy at the University of Helsinki . In 1862 he was with the work Suomen kielinen runollisuus Ruotsinvallan Aikana (German: "poetry in Finnish language during the period of Swedish rule") doctorate . In the same year he began working as a lecturer to teach for Finnish language and literature at the University of Helsinki. In 1875 he became a lecturer there and finally in 1885 an associate professor .

He wrote poetry under the pseudonym Suonio . For the last 20 years of his life he worked intensively on the Finnish national epic Kalevala . To research the origin of the Kalevala , he used the local-historical method , which his son later expanded to become the geographical-historical method ( Finnish school ). The result of his research was on the one hand that the Kalevala was not only younger than previously assumed, on the other hand that parts of the epic had their origins in Karelia , Estonia and Ingermanland .


  • The folk way of working . Founded by Julius Krohn and continued by Nordic researchers. Explained by Kaarle Krohn. Oslo 1926.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Frog: Revisiting the Historical-Geographic Method (s). In: Lukin, Karina, Frog & Sakari Katajamäki (eds.), Limited Sources, Boundless Possibilities. Textual Scholarship and the Challenges of Oral and Written Texts. A special issue of RMN Newsletter No 7, December 2013.


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