Famous Poets from Finland

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List of notable or famous poets from Finland, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Finland and even some popular poets who immigrated to Finland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Finnish poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Finland is included when available.

Examples include Kirsi Kunnas and Anni Sinnemäki.

This historic poets from Finland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Finnish poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Finland?" These prominent poets of Finland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Finnish poets.

Use this list of renowned Finnish poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (9 items)
Anni Sinnemäki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Finland
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Anni Milja Maaria Sinnemäki is a Finnish politician and a member of the Finnish Parliament between 1999 and 2015, representing the Green League. She was first elected to the parliament in 1999 and acted as the Minister for Labour from 2009 to 2011. She was elected chairwoman of the Green League on May 16th, 2009 and sought a second term in 2011, but lost to Ville Niinistö in a party election. She has been a member of the city council of Helsinki since 2004. She is also known for her poetry. Sinnemäki was born in Helsinki, Finland. She has a B.A. degree in Russian literature from the University of Helsinki. She has one child, Siiri. Sinnemäki is the author of a series of Finnish pop lyrics of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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Arvid Mörne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Finland
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Arvid Mörne was a Finnish author and poet. He obtained a Masters degree in literature and history at the University of Helsinki in 1897, and a PhD in 1910. He worked as a superintendent at the Nyland's folk high school Finns between 1899–1909, and as a teacher at the same school between 1909-11. He was forced to leave this position after his involvement in the General Strike of 1905. He became a docent of domestic literature at the University of Helsinki in 1913, a position he held until 1943. He worked at the newspapers Nyländska posten and Veckans Nyheter and also at Arbetaren and Helsingforsposten. He was also a literature critic for the newspapers Dagens Press and Svenska Pressen. His ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (1876-1946)

Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland

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Bertel Gripenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Finland
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Bertel Gripenberg is a writer. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Jarl Robert Hemmer was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author from Vaasa, Finland where he was born into a wealthy family. His first collection of poems was called Rösterna and it was published in 1914. He made his breakthrough in 1922 with another collection of epic poetry called Rågens rike. He got The Great Nordic Novel Prize for En man och hans samvete, a book about the Finnish Civil War, published in 1931. Inwardly troubled, he experienced several religious crises and finally committed suicide. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 51 (1893-1944)

Birthplace: Vaasa, Finland

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