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Johan Turi

1854 - 1936

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Johan Turi, born Johannes Olsen Thuri also spelt Johan Tuuri or Johan Thuri or Johan Thuuri (12 March 1854 – 30 November 1936) was the first Sami author to publish a secular work in a Sami language. His first book was called Muitalus sámiid birra ("An Account of the Sami") and tells about the life of people herding reindeer in the Jukkasjärvi region of northern Sweden at the beginning of the 20th century. An eclectic and nuanced text, Muitalus includes details on Sami traditions of child rearing, hunting, healing, yoik, and folklore. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Turi has received more than 24,483 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Johan Turi is the 3,864th most popular writer (down from 3,246th in 2019), the 234th most popular biography from Norway (down from 216th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Norwegian Writer.

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Among writers, Johan Turi ranks 3,864 out of 5,755Before him are Iwan Bloch, Joachim Ringelnatz, Manuel José Quintana, Runer Jonsson, Peyo Yavorov, and Antanas Baranauskas. After him are Lino Aldani, Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, Johan Bojer, Joan Alcover, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, and David Allen.

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Among people born in 1854, Johan Turi ranks 79Before him are Cornelis Lely, Jenny Nyström, Jules Gilliéron, Maria Zankovetska, Giovanni Battista Grassi, and Alexandru Macedonski. After him are Joan Alcover, Nikolai Ruzsky, Alexandru Marghiloman, David Dunbar Buick, Hermann von Stein, and Georges Eekhoud. Among people deceased in 1936, Johan Turi ranks 122Before him are Blas Infante, Uchida Kōsai, Louise Bryant, Kamala Nehru, Konstantinos Demertzis, and Jean Mermoz. After him are Leon Wyczółkowski, Edmond Aman-Jean, Wilhelm Solf, Claudia Muzio, John Scott Haldane, and Rizaeddin bin Fakhreddin.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Johan Turi ranks 234 out of 927Before him are Anne-Cath. Vestly (1920), Pål Tyldum (1942), Harald Sæverud (1897), Magne Furuholmen (1962), Olav Bjaaland (1873), and Torbjørn Falkanger (1927). After him are Þjóðólfr of Hvinir (900), Johan Bojer (1872), Håkon Brusveen (1927), Nora Brockstedt (1923), Magnar Solberg (1937), and Karl Ove Knausgård (1968).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Johan Turi ranks 42Before him are Alf Prøysen (1914), Peter Wessel Zapffe (1899), Þorbjörn Hornklofi (900), Lars Saabye Christensen (1953), Dorothe Engelbretsdatter (1634), and Anne-Cath. Vestly (1920). After him are Þjóðólfr of Hvinir (900), Johan Bojer (1872), Karl Ove Knausgård (1968), Knud Knudsen (1812), Sigbjørn Obstfelder (1866), and Olav Duun (1876).