Aleksis Kivi , born Alexis Stenvall, (10 October 1834 – 31 December 1872) was a Finnish writer. He wrote plays and poems and the first significant novel in the Finnish language, Seven Brothers (Finnish title: Seitsemän veljestä). He is considered one of the greatest authors in Finland.
Kivi was born in Nurmijärvi. He lived in time when all educated people in Finland spoke Swedish. He was the first professional writer who published his works in Finnish. Kivi, Mikael Agricola and Elias Lönnrot are regarded fathers of a national literature in Finnish.
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- Kivi, Aleksis (1834 - 1872) The National Biography of Finland
- Aleksis Kivi – Encyclopædia Britannica
- Petri Liukkonen: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) - Alexis Kivi (Kiwi) - originally Alexis Stenvall Authors' Calendar