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 1,287,879 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Tove Jansson is the 138th most popular writer (up from 141st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Finland and the most popular 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 138 out of 5,755Before her are Carlo Collodi, Günter Grass, Charles Baudelaire, Rudyard Kipling, Charlotte Brontë, and Catullus. After her are William Blake, H. G. Wells, Kālidāsa, Mikhail Bulgakov, Aldous Huxley, and Guillaume Apollinaire.

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Among people born in 1914, Tove Jansson ranks 3Before her are Louis de Funès and Yuri Andropov. After her are Thor Heyerdahl, Hedy Lamarr, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Tenzing Norgay, Marguerite Duras, Jiang Qing, Michael Wittmann, Aribert Heim, and Alec Guinness. Among people deceased in 2001, Tove Jansson ranks 2Before her is Anthony Quinn. After her are George Harrison, Josef Bican, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Claude Shannon, Jorge Amado, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, Herbert A. Simon, Didi, and Christiaan Barnard.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Tove Jansson ranks 4 out of 642Before her are Alvar Aalto (1898), Jean Sibelius (1865), and Simo Häyhä (1905). After her are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), and Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870).

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), Zachris Topelius (1818), Väinö Linna (1920), Eino Leino (1878), Minna Canth (1844), and Juhani Aho (1861).