Famous Finnish Writers

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 1 Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish
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 Tuomas Holopainen

Tuomas Holopainen
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Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Poet, Record producer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Finnish
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 3 Urho Kekkonen

Urho Kekkonen
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: September 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: August 31, 1986

 4 Minna Canth

Minna Canth
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 19, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Finnish
Died: May 12, 1897
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 5 Mika Waltari

Mika Waltari
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Famous As: Writer, Translator, Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: August 26, 1979

 6 Johan Ludvig Runeberg

Johan Ludvig Runeberg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 5, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: May 6, 1877

 7 Mikael Agricola

Mikael Agricola
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Famous As: linguist, priest, translator, theologian
Birthdate: 1509 AD
Nationality: Finnish
Died: April 19, 1557
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 8 Arto Paasilinna

Arto Paasilinna
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Finnish

 9 Aleksis Kivi

Aleksis Kivi
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Famous As: Finnish author
Birthdate: October 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Finnish
Died: December 31, 1872

 10 Frans Eemil Sillanpää

Frans Eemil Sillanpää
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Famous As: Finnish writer
Birthdate: September 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: June 3, 1964

 11 Väinö Linna

Väinö Linna
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: April 21, 1992

 12 Edith Södergran

Edith Södergran
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Finnish, Russian
Died: June 24, 1923

 13 Eino Leino

Eino Leino
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 6, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Finnish
Died: January 10, 1926

 14 Zacharias Topelius

Zacharias Topelius
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 14, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Finnish
Died: March 12, 1898

 15 Fredrika Bremer

Fredrika Bremer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 17, 1801
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish, Swedish
Died: December 31, 1865

 16 Hella Wuolijoki

Hella Wuolijoki
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 22, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Finnish
Died: February 2, 1954

 17 Juhani Aho

Juhani Aho
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 11, 1861
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: August 8, 1921

 18 Paavo Haavikko

Paavo Haavikko
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: October 6, 2008

 19 Volter Kilpi

Volter Kilpi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: June 13, 1939

 20 Veijo Meri

Veijo Meri
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Finnish
Died: June 21, 2015

 21 Uuno Kailas

Uuno Kailas
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Finnish
Died: March 22, 1933

 22 Frans Mikael Franzén

Frans Mikael Franzén
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 9, 1772
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Finnish, Swedish
Died: August 14, 1847

 23 Johannes Linnankoski

Johannes Linnankoski
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Finnish
Died: August 10, 1913

 24 Eeva-Liisa Manner

Eeva-Liisa Manner
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: July 7, 1995

 25 Joel Lehtonen

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

 26 Tuomas Anhava

Tuomas Anhava
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Finnish
Died: January 22, 2001

 27 Bertel Gripenberg

Bertel Gripenberg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish, Swedish
Died: May 6, 1947

 28 Kaarlo Bergbom

Kaarlo Bergbom
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Famous As: Theatre director
Birthdate: October 2, 1843
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Finnish, Russian
Died: January 17, 1906

 29 Rabbe Enckell

Rabbe Enckell
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Finnish
Died: June 17, 1974

 30 Peter Franzen

Peter Franzen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish

 31 Ilkka Villi

Ilkka Villi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish

 32 Vera Jordanova

Vera Jordanova
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish

 33 Mauno Manninen

Mauno Manninen
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Finnish
Died: September 14, 1969

 34 Jorn Donner

Jorn Donner
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Finnish, American
Died: January 30, 2020

 35 Jenni Haukio

Jenni Haukio
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Finnish

 36 Hannu Rajaniemi

Hannu Rajaniemi
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Finnish

 37 Paula Vesala

Paula Vesala
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish

 38 Sofi Oksanen

Sofi Oksanen
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Finnish