Aurora Society was a secret society and a national Finnish literary society at The Royal Academy of Turku (Sw. Kungliga Akademien i Åbo) 1770-1779. The Society consisted of many prominent members from the Finnish cultural sphere and had as its focal points poetry, Finnish history, geography and the research of language and economy.
The Society published Finland's first newspaper, Åbo Tidningar (Tidningar Utgifne Af et Sällskap i Åbo), between the years 1771-1778 and 1782-1785.
Furthermore, the first public orchestra concerts in Finland were also organized by the Aurora Society.
- Henrik Gabriel Porthan
- Johan Lilius
- Abraham Niklas Edelcrantz
- Matthias Calonius
- Carl Fredrik Fredenheim
- Magnus Jacob Alopaeus
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