Minna Canth

1844 - 1897

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Minna Canth (Finnish pronunciation: [minnɑ kɑːnt]; born Ulrika Wilhelmina Johnson; 19 March 1844 – 12 May 1897) was a Finnish writer and social activist. Canth began to write while managing her family draper's shop and living as a widow raising seven children. Her work addresses issues of women's rights, particularly in the context of a prevailing culture she considered antithetical to permitting expression and realization of women's aspirations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Minna Canth has received more than 226,382 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Minna Canth is the 2,032nd most popular writer (down from 1,771st in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Finland (down from 62nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Finnish Writer.

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Among writers, Minna Canth ranks 2,032 out of 5,794Before her are Ahad Ha'am, Elizabeth Siddal, Margaret Fuller, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Sirindhorn, and Kate Millett. After her are Francesc Eiximenis, Sébastien Japrisot, Gian Giorgio Trissino, Marcellinus Comes, Ğabdulla Tuqay, and Günter Wallraff.

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Among people born in 1844, Minna Canth ranks 39Before her are Thomas Eakins, Édouard Branly, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Henry J. Heinz, Princess Françoise of Orléans, and Joshua Slocum. After her are Vasily Polenov, Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Eduard Strasburger, Édouard Drumont, Mihály Munkácsy, and Victorine Meurent. Among people deceased in 1897, Minna Canth ranks 24Before her are Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Giuseppina Strepponi, Galileo Ferraris, Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, and Antonio Bazzini. After her are Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Viktor Meyer, Alexei Savrasov, Effie Gray, Fritz Müller, and Henry George.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Minna Canth ranks 71 out of 509Before her are Antti Aarne (1867), Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (1757), Henri Toivonen (1956), Fredrik Idestam (1838), Jörn Donner (1933), and Eero Aarnio (1932). After her are Jaakko Hintikka (1929), Hannu Mikkola (1942), Aimo Cajander (1879), Bengt Holmström (1949), Jarno Saarinen (1945), and Clas Thunberg (1893).

Among WRITERS In Finland

Among writers born in Finland, Minna Canth ranks 12Before her are Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Pentti Linkola (1932), Zachris Topelius (1818), Väinö Linna (1920), and Eino Leino (1878). After her are Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943), Juhani Aho (1861), Fredrika Bremer (1801), Bo Carpelan (1926), Lydia Chukovskaya (1907), and Frans Michael Franzén (1772).