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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.
Karel Jaromír Erben
|Born||(1811-11-07)7 November 1811|
Miletín, Austrian Empire
|Died||21 November 1870(1870-11-21) (aged 59)|
|Resting place||Olšany Cemetery|
|Occupation||folklorist, poet, archivist|
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.