Viljo Kajava

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Viljo Kajava
Born (1909-09-22)22 September 1909
Died 2 February 1998(1998-02-02) (aged 88)
Resting place Hietaniemi Cemetery

Viljo Kajava (22 September 1909 in Tampere – 2 February 1998) was a Finnish poet and writer. His first collections of poems were released in 1935. During his 50-year career he published nearly 40 books, most of them poems. Kavaja's Tampereen runot ("Poems of Tampere 1918") has become a symbol of the pacifistic point of view of the Finnish Civil War.

He is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki.[1]


  1. ^ "Hietaniemen hautausmaa – merkittäviä vainajia" (PDF). Helsingin seurakuntayhtymä. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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