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Martti Haavio

Author

Martti Haavio (22 January 1899, Temmes -1973) was a Finnish poet, folklorist and mythologist, writing poetry under the name "P. Mustapää". He was born on 22 January 1899 in Temmes, and died 4 February 1973. He was also a professor of folklore and an influential researcher of Finnish mythology. In 1960, Haavio married Aale Tynni, after his first wife died in 1951 of cancer. During Haavio's early career, he was a member of the Tulenkantajat literature club.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1899-01-22

Death

Date of death
1973

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