Aleksis Kivi

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Birthday
10, 1834
Birthplace
Nurmijarvi, Finland
Death Date
Dec 31, 1872 (38)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1834
Birthplace
Nurmijarvi, Finland
Death Date
Dec 31, 1872 (38)

About

Finnish novelist, poet, and playwright who is most remembered for his groundbreaking 1870 novel, Seven Brothers. The work is widely considered the most important piece of Finnish-language fiction.

Before Fame

He began studying literature at the University of Helsinki in 1859 and became a full-time writer beginning in 1863.

Trivia

He suffered from schizophrenia and died in destitution at the young age of thirty-eight.

Family Life

The son of a tailor, he grew up in Nurmijarvi, Finland.

Associated With

He and Jarkko Laine were famous Finnish authors of the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries, respectively.