Warrens, Rosa

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WARRENS, ROSA (1821–1878), Swedish poet and translator. Born in Karlskrona, she spent much of her life in Hamburg and died in Copenhagen. Apart from important contributions to the study of Scandinavian folklore and Norse legend, she published Nordic verse in German translation: Schwedische Volkslieder der Vorzeit (1856), Daenische Volkslieder (1858), and Schottische Volkslieder (1861). Her other works include three volumes of Norwegian, Icelandic, and Finnish folk songs and a collection of original verse (1873).