Josef Julius Wecksell

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J J Wecksell

Josef Julius Wecksell (19 March 1838 Turku - 9 August 1907 Helsinki) was a Finnish poet and playwright. He studied at the University of Helsinki.[1] He was committed to the Endenich asylum, and then Lappvik asylum, from 1865 until his death.[2]

His poems were set to music by Sibelius.[3][4]

In 1969, a statue of him was erected at the entrance to Åbo Akademi University.[5]


  • Valda ungdomsdikter, Frenckellska Boktryckeriet, 1860
  • Samlade dikter. K.E. Holm. 1891. 
  • Viisi runoa, pseudonym Irene Mendelin, Kansanvalistus-seura, 1894
  • Tre friare: Skämt i en akt med sång, Tryckeri- och tidnings, 1931



  1. ^ Liukkonen, Petri. "Josef Julius Wecksell". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 12 February 2011. 
  2. ^ George C. Schoolfield, ed. (1998). A history of Finland's literature. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-4189-3. 
  3. ^ Carol Kimball (2006). Song: a guide to art song style and literature. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4234-1280-9. 
  4. ^ Andrew Barnett (2007). Sibelius. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-11159-0. 
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