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Anderson, Rasmus Bjorn, 1846-

Author and diplomatist; born in Albion, Wis., of Norwegian parentage, Jan. 12, 1846; was graduated at the Norwegian Lutheran College in Decorah, Ia., in 1866: was Professor of Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin in 1875-84, and United States minister to Denmark in 1885-89. He is author of Norse mythology; Viking tales of the North: America not discovered by Columbus; The younger Edda; First chapter of Norwegian immigration; several works in Norwegian: and also many translations of Norse writings.

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