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Martti Haavio

Born: January 22 1899
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Martti Haavio

Martti Henrikki Haavio (22 January 1899, Temmes – 4 February 1973, Helsinki) was a Finnish poet, folklorist and mythologist, writing poetry under the pen 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.

He is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki.
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