Johan Ludvig Runeberg

Johan Ludvig Runeberg

February 05, 1804 – May 06, 1877

Johan Ludvig Runeberg (ˈjuːhan ˈlɵdːvɪɡ ˈrʉːnɛbærj; 5 February 1804 – 6 May 1877) was a Finno-Swedish lyric and epic poet. He is the national poet of Finland and the author of the lyrics to Vårt land (Our Land, Maamme in Finnish) that became the Finnish National Anthem. Runeberg was also involved in the modernization of the Finnish Lutheran hymnal and produced many texts for the new edition.