1804–1877

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1804, Ja­cob­stad (now Pie­tar­saari), Fin­land.

Died: May 6, 1877, Por­voo (in Swed­ish, Bor­gå), Fin­land.

Buried: Por­voo, Fin­land.

Biography

Known as the na­tion­al po­et of Fin­land, Ru­ne­berg was ed­u­cat­ed at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Åbo (Tur­ku), and was a friend of Za­cha­ri­as To­pe­li­us.

He worked for a while as a tu­tor in Saar­ijär­vi, Fin­land, and af­ter gra­du­at­ing from the un­i­ver­si­ty, moved to Hel­sin­ki for a po­si­tion as un­i­ver­si­ty lec­tur­er and coun­cil as­sist­ant.

From 1831–36 he taught at the Hel­sing­fors School. In 1837, he be­came a class­ics lec­tur­er at the col­lege of Bo­rgå, found­ed the Bor­gå Tid­ning in 1838, and be­came rec­tor of the col­lege in 1847.

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