Karel Jaromír Erben

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Karel Jaromír Erben (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkarɛl ˈjaromiːr ˈɛrbɛn]; 7 November 1811 – 21 November 1870) was a Czech folklorist and poet of the mid-19th century, best known for his collection Kytice, which contains poems based on traditional and folkloric themes.

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Karel Jaromír Erben
Born(1811-11-07)7 November 1811
Miletín, Austrian Empire
Died21 November 1870(1870-11-21) (aged 59)
Prague, Austria-Hungary
Resting placeOlšany Cemetery
Occupationfolklorist, poet, archivist
Literary movementRomanticism
Notable worksKytice
SpouseBarbora Mečířová

He also wrote Písně národní v Čechách ("Folk Songs of Bohemia") which contains 500 songs and Prostonárodní české písně a říkadla ("Czech Folk Songs and Nursery Rhymes"), a five-part book that brings together most of Czech folklore.

Báje a pověsti slovanské ("Slavic Tales and Legends"), 1902 publication. Cover drawing by Věnceslav Černý.