Famous Finnish Novelists

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 1 Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.

 2 Mika Waltari

Mika Waltari.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: August 26, 1979
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 3 Sofi Oksanen

Sofi Oksanen.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland

 4 Aleksis Kivi

Aleksis Kivi.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palojoki, Finland
Died: December 31, 1872

 5 Väinö Linna

Väinö Linna.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Urjala, Finland
Died: April 21, 1992

 6 Arto Paasilinna

Arto Paasilinna
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kittilä

 7 Eino Leino

Eino Leino
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 6, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paltamo, Finland
Died: January 10, 1926
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 8 Zacharias Topelius

Zacharias Topelius
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 14, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nykarleby, Finland
Died: March 12, 1898

 9 Juhani Aho

Juhani Aho
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 11, 1861
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lapinlahti, Finland
Died: August 8, 1921

 10 Volter Kilpi

Volter Kilpi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kustavi, Finland
Died: June 13, 1939

 11 Veijo Meri

Veijo Meri
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vyborg, Russia
Died: June 21, 2015

 12 Johannes Linnankoski

Johannes Linnankoski
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Askola, Finland
Died: August 10, 1913

 13 Joel Lehtonen

Joel Lehtonen
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Finland
Died: November 20, 1934