Agathon Meurman

Agathon Meurman (9 October 1826, Kangasala – 17 January 1909, Helsinki) was a Finnish politician and journalist. He was one of the key persons of the Fennoman movement and since 1863 the leader of the Finnish Party together with Yrjö Sakari Yrjö-Koskinen.[1]

Meurman in 1865.

In 1883–1890 Meurman published the first Finnish language encyclopaedia Sanakirja yleiseen sivistykseen kuuluvia tietoja varten. It was mostly based on the German Meyers Encyclopedia.[1]

Selected worksEdit

  • Finnish–French Dictionary (1877)
  • Sanakirja yleiseen sivistykseen kuuluvia tietoja varten (1883–1890)
  • Finnish-Russian Dictionary (1885)
  • Memoirs (1909)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Meurman, Agathon (1826 - 1909) Finnish National Biography. Retrieved 7 May 2016. (in Finnish)