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M. A. Castrén

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Matias Aleksanteri Castrén (1813-52) was a scholar of Finno-Ugric languages, explorer and from 1851, the first professor of the Finnish language at the University of Helsinki.

In 1912, the Finno-Ugrian Society, the Finnish Literature Society, the Finnish Association for Antiquities and the Kotikielen seura (Home language association) organized a competition for a memorial to Castrén. The memori ...

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Matiaksenlehto, Mannerheimintien and Museokadun kulmaus, Etu-Töölö
00100 Helsinki

Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Culture and Leisure Division
Updated: 21/2/2024