Eino Leino





Eino Leino

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born
in Paltamo, Finland
July 06, 1878

died
January 10, 1926

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About this author

Eino Leino was born as Armas Einar Leopold Lönnbohm in Paltamo and was the seventh and youngest son in a family of ten children.

Leino published his first poem at 12 and, by age 18, a collection of poems as well, Maaliskuun lauluja.

Writing career

Early in his career Eino Leino was much loved and praised by the critics. He joined literary and newspaper circles and became a member of the Young Finnish circle. Among Leino's friends were the artist Pekka Halonen and Otto Manninen, who gained fame as a poet and translator.[1]

After the Finnish Civil War, Leino's idealistic faith for a national unity collapsed, and his influence as a journalist and polemicist weakened. He was granted a State writer's pension in 1918 at the age of forty. Although pu
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