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ANDERSON, Rasmns Bjorn, author, born in Albion, Wisconsin, 12 January 1846. His parents were Norwegians, and he was educated at the Norwegian Lutheran College, at Decorah, Iowa. He was professor of Scandinavian languages in the University of Wisconsin from 1875 to 1884. In 1885 he was appointed United States minister to Denmark. He has published "Julegrave" (1872); "Den Norske Maalsag" (1874); " America not Discovered by Christopher Columbus" (Chicago, 1874); "Norse Mythology" (1875); "Viking Tales of the North" (1877): " The Younger Edda " (1880); and a translation of Dr. F. W. Itorn's " History of the Literature of the Scandinavian North" (1885).
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