Finnur Jónsson

Ármann Jakobsson (University of Iceland)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Report an Error

Finnur Jónsson was the most prominent philologist and editor of Old Icelandic material in his lifetime. Responsible for an enormous output of editions that are still in use, his legacy as a scholar of literature has been less significant.

Born in Iceland in 1858, Finnur arrived in Copenhagen, then the capital of Iceland, as a student in 1878 and lived there until his death in 1934. He became a lecturer in Nordic philology at the University of Copenhagen in 1887, and a professor from 1898, a position he retained until his retirement in 1928. He died in 1934.

Born in Iceland in 1858, Finnur arrived in Copenhagen, then the capital of Iceland, as a student in 1878 and lived there until his death in 1934. He became a lecturer in Nordic philology at the University of Copenhagen in 1887, and a…

494 words

Citation: Jakobsson, Ármann. "Finnur Jónsson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14813, accessed 17 April 2024.]

14813 Finnur Jónsson 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.