Ilmari Kianto

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Ilmari Kianto portrayed on a postage stamp published in 1974.

Ilmari Kianto (7 May 1874 Pulkkila, Northern Ostrobothnia - 27 April 1970 Helsinki), also known as Ilmari Calamnius and Ilmari Iki-Kianto, was a Finnish author. He is best known for his books Punainen viiva (published 1909) and Ryysyrannan Jooseppi (published in 1924). In his books he describes people and living at Suomussalmi municipality in Kainuu region. Composer Jean Sibelius used Kianto's poem 'Lastu lainehilla' (Driftwood) as the lyric for the beautiful last of his Seven Songs, Op.17 (1902).

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