WRITER

Mikael Agricola

1510 - 1557

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Mikael Agricola (Finnish: [ˈmikɑel ˈɑɡrikolɑ] (listen); c. 1510 – 9 April 1557) was a Finnish Lutheran clergyman who became the de facto founder of literary Finnish and a prominent proponent of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden, including Finland, which was a Swedish territory at the time. He is often called the "father of literary Finnish". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikael Agricola has received more than 137,682 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Mikael Agricola is the 747th most popular writer (down from 602nd in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Finland (down from 15th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Finnish Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Mikael Agricola ranks 747 out of 5,794. Before him are Viktor Shklovsky, Hugo Ball, Ali Shariati, Mahmoud Darwish, Joseph Campbell, and Tony Buzan. After him are Philippe Ariès, Alexander Blok, Maya Angelou, Iris Murdoch, Raymond Carver, and Wilhelm Hauff.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1510, Mikael Agricola ranks 6Before him are Ambroise Paré, Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Jacopo Bassano, and Renée of France. After him are Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Gonzalo Pizarro, Aloysius Lilius, François Clouet, Gracia Mendes Nasi, and Elena Glinskaya. Among people deceased in 1557, Mikael Agricola ranks 8Before him are Anne of Cleves, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Pontormo, John III of Portugal, Bona Sforza, and Olaus Magnus. After him are Sebastian Cabot, Lautaro, Emperor Go-Nara, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, and Ferrante Gonzaga.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Mikael Agricola ranks 18 out of 509. Before him are Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Elias Lönnrot (1802), Arto Paasilinna (1942), Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895), and Risto Ryti (1889). After him are Johan Gadolin (1760), Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), George Gaynes (1917), Vissarion Belinsky (1811), Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861), and Ragnar Granit (1900).

Among WRITERS In Finland

Among writers born in Finland, Mikael Agricola ranks 5Before him are Tove Jansson (1914), Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), and Arto Paasilinna (1942). After him are Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Pentti Linkola (1932), Zachris Topelius (1818), Väinö Linna (1920), Eino Leino (1878), and Minna Canth (1844).