Fire has destroyed most of the early literature the Finnish church
and monasteries must have produced. The first known Finnish author was
Jöns Budde, a Franciscan monk who lived in the Brigittene
monastery at Naantali in the latter part of 15th century, chiefly
translating from Latin to Swedish, but he also wrote a few things of
his own. Codex Aboensis written probably in Turku in the 1440s
is an important collection of law texts; Missale Aboense
printed in 1488 for the Finnish church is a beautiful book and a
source of medieval Finnish religious life.
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