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Väinö Linna (1920–1992)

Väinö Linna was born on December 20, 1920 in Urjala, Finland. He was a writer, known for Here, Beneath the North Star (1968), The Unknown Soldier (1955) and Akseli ja Elina (1970). He was married to Kerttu Linna. He died on April 21, 1992 in Tampere, Finland. See full bio »


(age 71) in Tampere, Finland

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 2017 The Unknown Soldier (novels "Tuntematon sotilas", "Sotaromaani") (pre-production)
 2009 Under the North Star (novel)
 2009 Tuntematon sotilas (TV Movie) (novel)
 2005 Pentinkulman naiset (TV Movie) (novel "Täällä Pohjantähden alla")
 1985 The Unknown Soldier (novel)
 1978 70 vuotta Pohjantähden alla (TV Movie) (novel "Täällä Pohjantähden alla")
 1977 Väki ilman valtaa (TV Movie) (novel "Täällä Pohjantähden alla, 2. osa")
 1976 Trust (Finnish dialogue)
 1975 Suomi (TV Movie)
 1973 Pohjantähti (novels "Täällä Pohjantähden alla (I-III)") / (screenplay)
 1970 Akseli ja Elina (novel "Täällä Pohjantähden alla") / (screenplay)
 1968 Here, Beneath the North Star (novel) / (screenplay)
 1958 Sven Tuuva the Hero (writer)
 1957 Musta rakkaus (novel)
 1955 The Unknown Soldier (novel)
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His face is on the Finnish 20 markka bill issued in 1993. That and other markka valued currency was replaced by the euro in 2001.

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