Aleksis Kivi

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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.[1]

Kivi lived in time when all educated people in Finland spoke Swedish. He was the first professional writer who published his works in Finnish.[2] Kivi, Mikael Agricola and Elias Lönnrot are regarded fathers of a national literature in Finnish.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kivi, Aleksis (1834 - 1872) The National Biography of Finland
  2. Petri Liukkonen: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) - Alexis Kivi (Kiwi) - originally Alexis Stenvall Authors' Calendar