Eino Leino

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Birthday
6, 1878
Birthplace
Paltamo, Finland
Death Date
Jan 10, 1926 (47)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1878
Birthplace
Paltamo, Finland
Death Date
Jan 10, 1926 (47)

About

Finnish, folklore-influenced poet, writer, and journalist who is especially remembered for his Helkavirsia poetry volumes. Over the course of his career, he published more than seventy collections of short stories and poems.

Before Fame

He grew up as one of ten children and published his first poem when he was twelve years old.

Trivia

His journalistic influence and health both faded following the Finnish Civil War.

Family Life

He married three times and had one child. He died in Tuusula, Finland at the age of forty-seven.

Associated With

He was born in the same year as American poet Carl Sandburg.