Friedrich Robert Faehlmann

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Birthday
20, 1798
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Apr 22, 1850 (51)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1798
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Apr 22, 1850 (51)

About

Estonian philologist who was active in the first half of the Nineteenth Century. An Estonian cultural enthusiast, he popularized Estonian folklore.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Dorpat, graduating in 1825.

Trivia

He co-founded the Learned Estonian Society, an institution for the study of Estonian history, in 1838.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Jarva County, where his father worked as a hotel manager. Faehlmann died of tuberculosis at the age of fifty-one.

Associated With

He and poet Heiti Talvik were both born in Estonia.

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