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Ivar Andreas Aasen (1813–1896)

Aasen, Ivar Andreas (â’sen). A Norwegian philologist and poet; born in 1813; died in 1896. His great aim was to construct from the older elements of the various Norwegian dialects a new national language (“Landsmaal”), as a substitute for Danish, in pursuance of which end he published a grammar (1848) and a dictionary (1850). As a poet he produced ‘Symra,’ a collection of lyrics (3d ed. 1875); ‘The Heir,’ a drama (1855).