Johan Ludvig Runeberg's Memorial
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Already during his lifetime, the Finnish national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-77) was subject to a personal cult and glorification by literary critics. This left the younger generations of poets in his shadow, raising voices of criticism. Runeberg's influence and his adoration was not only national, but reached to the other Nordic countries such as Russia, Germany, France and the UK, too.