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Arvid August Afzelius

Afzelius, Arvid August (ärˈvēd ouˈgəst) [key], 1785–1871, Swedish historian, mythologist, and songwriter. He made a notable collection of folk material in Swedish Folk Tunes from Olden Times (3 vol., 1814–16). His autobiography was published in 1901.

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