Juhani Aho (Brofeldt) (1861 - 1921)

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Nicknames: "Johannes Brofeldt", "nimenmuutos 1907 Juhani Aho"
Birthplace: Lapinlahti, Finland
Death: Died in Helsinki
Occupation: Kirjailija
Managed by: Petri Vapaa
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About Juhani Aho (Brofeldt)

http://runeberg.org/minnespfin/2/0060.html

Han var den första finskspråkiga yrkesförfattaren. Aho var 1889 med om att grunda Helsingin Sanomat.

Finnish author and journalist. Aho's literary output is wide-ranging since he pursued different styles as time passed. He started as a realist and his first novel Rautatie (Railroad, 1884), which is considered one of his main works, is from this period. Later he moved towards neoromanticism with novels Panu and Kevät ja takatalvi as well as Juha. The last one is one of his most famous works and has been twice as adapted an opera, by Aare Merikanto and by Leevi Madetoja, and to film four times, most recently in 1999 by Aki Kaurismäki. His novel Yksin (Alone), published in 1890, controversially bold by the standards of Finnish literature in that epoch, is a roman à clef. Its tale of unfulfilled love is the autobiographical novel of Aho's passion for Aino Järnefelt who, at that time, was secretly engaged to Jean Sibelius, whom she would later marry. The initial feelings of anger and jealousy that reading the novel provoked in Sibelius were soon forgotten and, in later life, Aho and Sibelius were close friends as well as neighbours in Järvenpää, where the composer had a villa baptized "Ainola" (the Realm of Aino). In addition to his novels Aho wrote a number of short stories of distinct style, called "splinters" ("lastuja" in Finnish). Their topics could vary from political allegories to depictions of everyday life. The first and most famous of the short stories is When Father Brought Home the Lamp, depicting the effect of the innovation on people living on countryside. Nowadays the title is a Finnish saying used when something related to new technology is introduced. Aho was one of the founders of Päivälehti, the predecessor of the biggest newspaper in Finland today, Helsingin Sanomat.

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Kansalliskirjailija Juhani Aho

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http://web.genealogia.fi/asp/nimivastaus.asp?lang=fi Vanha nimi: Johannes Brofeldt / Uusi nimi: Juhani Aho

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Juhani Aho's Timeline

1861
September 11, 1861
Finland
1891
September 21, 1891
Age 30
Helsinki
1895
May 29, 1895
Age 33
Hausjärvi, Finland
1900
September 28, 1900
Age 39
Finland
1902
October 6, 1902
Age 41
Göteborg, Sweden
1907
1907
Age 45
1908
1908
- 1921
Age 46
Tammisaari / Ekenäs lf, Finland

Merimajamme ja me (V.Soldan-Brofeldt 1930) is a book about the writer's and her houseband's ( Juhani Aho (Johannes Brofeldt) ) summerplace at Tvärminne.
The book tells about the Years 1908 - 1921 also telling about the locals using their right names. The book is in finnish inholding pictures and photographs.
This was the last book from Venny Soldan-Brofeldt.
There is a film Merimajamme (1933) based on the book.
www.yle.fi/venny
The people in the list are all more or less named in the book.

1921
August 8, 1921
Age 59
Helsinki