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Lars Huldén

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Lars Huldén in 2012.

Lars Evert Huldén (5 February 1926 – 11 October 2016) was a Swedish-speaking Finn writer, scholar and translator.[1] Born in Jakobstad, Finland, he was professor at Helsinki university 1964–1989. In 1986 Huldén received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Humanities at Uppsala University, Sweden.[2] He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1993.[3]

He has researched Carl Michael Bellman, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Swedish dialects and toponomy.

Lars Huldén and his son Mats Huldén translated Kalevala into Swedish in 1999. Huldén died at the age of 90 on 11 October 2016 in Helsinki.[4]

Awards and honors


In 2000, he won the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize, known as the "little Nobel".


  1. ^ Lars Huldén entry in Uppslagsverket Finland. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Honorary doctorates - Uppsala University, Sweden".
  3. ^ "Utenlandske medlemmer" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Archived from the original on 15 July 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  4. ^ Lars Huldén är död Svenska Yle 12 October 2016 (in Swedish)

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