Tove Jansson

1914 - 2001

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Tove Marika Jansson (Finland Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtuːve ˈjɑːnson] (listen); 9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Brought up by artistic parents, Jansson studied art from 1930 to 1938 in Stockholm, Helsinki and Paris. Her first solo art exhibition was in 1943. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tove Jansson has received more than 1,094,776 page views. Her biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Tove Jansson is the 141st most popular writer (up from 161st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Finland (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Writer.

Tove Jansson is most famous for her Moomin series of children's books. The Moomins are a family of white, round-bodied, hippopotamus-like creatures who live in the forests of Finland.

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Among writers, Tove Jansson ranks 141 out of 5,794Before her are Sully Prudhomme, Günter Grass, Apuleius, Guillaume Apollinaire, Charlotte Brontë, and Eugène Ionesco. After her are Aldous Huxley, Haruki Murakami, Catullus, J. D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, and H. P. Lovecraft.

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Among people born in 1914, Tove Jansson ranks 4Before her are Yuri Andropov, Louis de Funès, and Thor Heyerdahl. After her are Hedy Lamarr, Marguerite Duras, Tenzing Norgay, Romain Gary, Michael Wittmann, Jiang Qing, Julio Cortázar, and William S. Burroughs. Among people deceased in 2001, Tove Jansson ranks 3Before her are Anthony Quinn and George Harrison. After her are Didi, Jorge Amado, Claude Shannon, Josef Bican, Herbert A. Simon, Sabiha Gökçen, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, and Léopold Sédar Senghor.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Tove Jansson ranks 4 out of 509Before her are Jean Sibelius (1865), Simo Häyhä (1905), and Alvar Aalto (1898). After her are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), Tarja Halonen (1943), and Urho Kekkonen (1900).

Among WRITERS In Finland

Among writers born in Finland, Tove Jansson ranks 1After her are Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Arto Paasilinna (1942), Mikael Agricola (1510), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Pentti Linkola (1932), Zachris Topelius (1818), Väinö Linna (1920), Eino Leino (1878), and Minna Canth (1844).