Hollo, Juho A.

Hollo, Juho A.
(c) Photo Atelier Rembrandt, Helsingfors 1920, Museiverket

Juho August Hollo (January 17, 1885, Laihia - January 22, 1967 Helsinki) was an essayist, critic and one of the most prolific translators into Finnish, translating a range of genres and from several languages, among others authors like Cervantes, Flaubert, Stendahl, Dickens, Swift, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Hamsun and Nietzsche. He himself said in 1953 that he had translated 170 books; some sources list over 300.

He worked as a teacher from 1908 to 1919. In 1920 he became docent at the University of Helsinki, but then spent five years inLeipzig and Vienna. He returned to Helsinki in 1930, and became professor of pedagogics at theUniversity of Helsinki where he worked from 1930 to 1954, from 1951 to 1953 even as chancellor of Yhteiskunnallinen korkeakoulu (Institute of the Social Sciences).