(2243) Lönnrot

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1941 SA1. Discovered 1941 Sept. 25 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for Elias Lönnrot (1802–1884), a physician in Kajaani and later professor of the Finnish language in Helsinki. While on extensive walking tours he wrote down a great number of runes and other traditional poems. He published the Finnish national epic Kalevala {see planet  (1454)} and numerous medical, philosophical and other works. (M 7944)

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