The affinity existing between the Magyar and the Finnic languages, first noticed by John Amos Comenius (Komensky) in the middle of the 17th century,' and later by Olav Rudbeck, 2 Leibnitz, 3 Strahlenberg, 4 Eccard, Sajnovics,5 and others, was proved " grammatically " by Samuel Gyarmathi in his work entitled A f initas linguae Hungaricae cum linguis Finnicae originis grammatice demonstrate (Gottingen, 1799).
Their leader, Ture Rudbeck, was elected marshal of the Diet over Frederick Axel von Fersen (q.v.), the Hat candidate, by a large majority; and, out of the hundred seats in the secret committee, the Hats succeeded in getting only ten.
In the contest for the marshalate of the Diet the leaders of the two parties were again pitted against each other, when the verdict of the last Riksdag was exactly reversed, Fersen defeating Rudbeck by 234, though Russia spent no less a sum than £11,50o to secure the election of the latter.
The most original mind of the next age was Olof Rudbeck (1630-1702), the famous author of Atland eller Manhem.
Olof Verelius (1618-1682) had led the way for Rudbeck, by his translations of Icelandic sagas, a work which was carried on with greater intelligence by Johan PeringskjOld (1654-1720), the editor of the Heimskringla (1697), and J.
On the 16th of August the Cap leader, Ture Rudbeck, arrived at Stockholm with the news of the insurrection in the south, and Gustavus found himself isolated in the midst of enemies.
Meanwhile the senate and the governor-general, Rudbeck, had been arrested and the fleet secured.