Aleksis Kivi

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Aleksis Kivi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈɑleksis ˈkiʋi] (Loudspeaker.svglisten); born Alexis Stenvall; 10 October 1834 – 31 December 1872)[1] was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, Seitsemän veljestä ("Seven Brothers") in 1870. He is also known for his 1864 play Heath Cobblers. Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish, he is still considered one of the greatest.

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Aleksis Kivi
Earliest known image of Kivi, almost certainly by Albert Edelfelt (1873)
Alexis Stenvall

(1834-10-10)10 October 1834
Died31 December 1872(1872-12-31) (aged 38)
Notable workSeitsemän veljestä ("Seven Brothers")

Kivi is regarded as a national writer of Finland and his birthday, 10 October, is celebrated as Finnish Literature Day.[2]