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ARVID AUGUST AFZELIUS (1785-1871)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 362 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARVID AUGUST AFZELIUS (1785-1871), Swedish pastor, poet, historian and mythologist, was born on the 8th of October 1785. From 1828 till his death on the 25th of September 1871 he was parish priest of Enkoping. He is mainly known as a collaborator with the learned historian, Erik Gustaf Geijer, in the great collection of Swedish folk-songs, Svenske folkirsor fran forntiden, 3 vols. (Stockholm, 1814–1816). He published also translations of the Sdmunder Edda and Herwara-Saga, and a history of Sweden to Charles XII. (of which a German translation was published in 1842), as well as original poems.
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