Otto Sutermeister, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Otto Sutermeister

Swiss folklorist (1832-1901)

Date of Birth: 27-Sep-1832

Place of Birth: Tegerfelden, Aargau, Switzerland

Date of Death: 18-Aug-1901

Profession: writer, university teacher

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Otto Sutermeister

  • Friedrich Gottlieb Otto Sutermeister (27 September 1832 in Tegerfelden – 18 August 1901 in Aarau) was a Swiss folklorist and professor at the University of Berne who collected and revised numerous folk tales, legends, fables, and proverbs.Strongly influenced by the Brothers Grimm, Sutermeister emphasized the didactic aspect of Swiss folklore and rewrote many of the tales to suit young readers.
  • He also was editor of the works of Jeremias Gotthelf and of the "Swiss Idioticon". Otto Sutermeister was a friend of the German poet Friedrich Rückert, the father of Werner Sutermeister and the grandfather of Heinrich and Hans Martin Sutermeister.

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