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Famous Finns: Seitsemän Veljestä


Juhani, Aapo, Tuomas, Simeoni, Timo, Lauri and Eero, better known collectively as Seitsemän Veljestä (Seven Brothers in English) are the most famous siblings in Finland.

These seven young men are fictional characters known from the novel Seitsemän Veljestä, which was the first and only novel by famous Finnish author Aleksis Kivi.

Not everyone remembers their names, or which brother is which, but everyone in Finland knows who you are talking about when you mention Seitsemän Veljestä.

Seitsemän Veljestä at their mother’s funeral
Seven brothers escape to a rock after being chased by a hostile herd of bulls
Seven brothers circled by a hostile herd of bulls
Seven Brothers and their two loyal dogs waiting on the rock
Seitsemän Veljestä (Seven Brothers) – The most famous siblings in Finland

Actors: Nurmijärven Kivi-juhlat r.y.