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Zacharias Topelius (1818–1898)

Topelius, Zacharie (top-el’ē-us). A Finnish poet and novelist; born at Kuddräs, E. Bothnia, Jan. 14, 1818; died at Helsingfors, Finland, March 13, 1898. He was editor of the Helsingfors Tidningar 1842–60, where his earliest productions appeared; some of them were issued later in book form under the title ‘Ljungblommer’ (Heather Flowers: 1845–54). He also wrote a number of dramas, ‘Efter Femtio Ar’ (Fifty Years Later: 1851); ‘Regina af Emmertz’ (1854). Many of his juvenile stories have been translated into English. His best-known work is ‘Fältskärens Berättelser’ (The Surgeon’s Stories: 6 vols., 1872–74), a collection of tales dealing with the history of Sweden and Finland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.