Famous Finnish Leaders

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 1 
Sanna Marin
(Prime Minister)
Sanna Marin
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Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
 2 
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
(6th President of Finland (1944 - 1946))
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
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Birthdate: June 4, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: January 27, 1951

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim was a Finnish statesman and military leader who served as the leader of the White Guard during the Finnish Civil War of 1918. He also played a key role during World War II where he served as the Chief of Defense of Finland's defense forces. Thanks to his achievements, Mannerheim is regarded as Finland's greatest statesman.

 3 
Sauli Niinistö
(President)
Sauli Niinistö
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Birthdate: August 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salo
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 4 
Urho Kekkonen
(8th President of Finland (1956 - 1952), Prime Minister of Finland (1950 - 1953, 1954 - 1956))
Urho Kekkonen
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pielavesi, Finland
Died: August 31, 1986
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 5 
Martti Ahtisaari
(Former President of Finland)
Martti Ahtisaari
3
Birthdate: June 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia)

Martti Ahtisaari is a Finnish politician who served as the tenth president of Finland; he was in office from 1994 to 2000. In 2008, he was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for playing an important role in resolving long-lasting and serious conflicts, such as the ones in Namibia and Iraq. In 2008, he was also awarded the Delta Prize for Global Understanding.

 6 
Tarja Halonen
(Politician)
Tarja Halonen
5
Birthdate: December 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
 7 
Alexander Stubb
(Politician, Diplomat)
Alexander Stubb
4
Birthdate: April 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki
 8 
Risto Ryti
(5th President of Finland, 14th Prime Minister of Finland)
Risto Ryti
3
Birthdate: February 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huittinen, Finland
Died: October 25, 1956
 9 
Maria Ohisalo
(Politician)
Maria Ohisalo
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
 10 
Tony Halme
(Controversial Finnish Wrestler and Boxer, Who Was Also a Right-Wing Politician)
Tony Halme
3
Birthdate: January 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: January 8, 2010
 11 
Kyösti Kallio
(Political leader)
Kyösti Kallio
2
Birthdate: April 10, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ylivieska
Died: December 19, 1940
 12 
Li Andersson
(Member of Parliament)
Li Andersson
3
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland
 13 
Katri Kulmuni
(Politician)
Katri Kulmuni
2
Birthdate: September 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tornio, Finland
 14 
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
2
Birthdate: November 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenkoski
Died: December 14, 1956
 15 
Mauno Koivisto
(9th President of Finland)
Mauno Koivisto
2
Birthdate: November 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: May 12, 2017
 16 
Jyrki Katainen
(Politician)
Jyrki Katainen
2
Birthdate: October 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Siilinjärvi
 17 
Matti Vanhanen
(Prime Minister)
Matti Vanhanen
2
Birthdate: November 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jyväskylä
 18 
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud
(3rd President of Finland)
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud
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Birthdate: December 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sääksmäki, Finland
Died: February 29, 1944
 19 
Timo Soini
(Politician)
Timo Soini
2
Birthdate: May 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rauma
 20 
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
(1st President of Finland)
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
2
Birthdate: January 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Suomussalmi, Finland
Died: September 22, 1952
 21 
Mari Kiviniemi
(41st Prime Minister of Finland)
Mari Kiviniemi
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seinäjoki, Finland
 22 
Otto Wille Kuusinen
2
Birthdate: October 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laukaa, Finland
Died: May 17, 1964
 23 
Laura Huhtasaari
(Politician)
Laura Huhtasaari
2
Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mänttä, Pirkanmaa, Finland
 24 
Annika Saarikko
(Politician)
Annika Saarikko
1
Birthdate: November 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oripää, Southwest Finland, Finland
 25 
Olli Rehn
(Politician)
Olli Rehn
1
Birthdate: March 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mikkeli
 26 
Anna-Maja Henriksson
(Member of Parliament of Finland)
Anna-Maja Henriksson
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Ostrobothnia, Finland
 27 
Johan Vilhelm Snellman
(Finnish Nationalist Philosopher and Statesman)
Johan Vilhelm Snellman
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Birthdate: May 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 4, 1881

Finnish statesman Johan Vilhelm Snellman was a major figure of the Fennoman movement that was geared toward establishing Finnish as a national language, replacing Swedish. He had been both a professor and a senator, and has switched the Finnish monetary standard from rubles to marks.

 28 
Ritva Elomaa
(Legendary Finnish Bodybuilder and Member of Finnish Parliament for Finland Proper)
Ritva Elomaa
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Birthdate: June 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lokalahti, Southwest Finland, Finland
 29 
Paavo Lipponen
(Politician)
Paavo Lipponen
1
Birthdate: April 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pello
 30 
Eduard Polón
(Founder of Nokia and Politician)
Eduard Polón
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Birthdate: June 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nastola, Finland
Died: September 30, 1930
 31 
Karl Lennart Oesch
(One of Finland's leading generals during World War II)
Karl Lennart Oesch
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Birthdate: August 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otradnoe, Russia
Died: March 28, 1978
 32 
Jan Vapaavuori
(1st Mayor of Helsinki)
Jan Vapaavuori
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Birthdate: April 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
 33 
Erkki Tuomioja
(Minister for Foreign Affairs 2011 - 2015)
Erkki Tuomioja
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Birthdate: July 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
 34 
Faysal Ali Warabe
(Leader of the Justice and Welfare Party)
Faysal Ali Warabe
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Hargeisa, Somalia
 35 
Pekka Siitoin
(Politician)
Pekka Siitoin
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Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Varkaus, Finland
Died: December 8, 2003
 36 
Sari Essayah
(Finnish Former Athlete Who Specialized in Race Walking)
Sari Essayah
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Birthdate: February 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haukivuori, Finland

Sari Essayah is a Finnish former athlete who specialized in race walking. A former European champion and world champion in the 10,000 metres event, Essayah created seven national records during her athletic career. After retiring from sports, Sari Essayah became a politician and is currently serving as the president of the Christian Democrats party.

 37 
Kalevi Sorsa
(Politician)
Kalevi Sorsa
1
Birthdate: December 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Keuruu, Finland
Died: January 16, 2004
 38 
Väinö Tanner
(Politician)
Väinö Tanner
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Birthdate: March 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: April 19, 1966
 39 
Lauri Kristian Relander
(Member of Parliament)
Lauri Kristian Relander
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lakhdenpokhsky District
Died: February 9, 1942
 40 
Ben Zyskowicz
(Member of the Finnish Parliament for Helsinki since 1979)
Ben Zyskowicz
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Birthdate: May 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
 41 
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
(Entomologist, Judge and Politician)
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
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Birthdate: August 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: October 9, 1854
 42 
Harri Holkeri
(Statesman)
Harri Holkeri
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oripää, Finland
Died: August 7, 2011
 43 
Vihtori Kosola
(Political leader)
Vihtori Kosola
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Finland
Died: December 14, 1936
 44 
Georg Magnus Sprengtporten
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Birthdate: August 16, 1740
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gammelbacka, Finland
Died: October 13, 1819

Georg Magnus Sprengtporten was a Finland-Swedish politician best remembered as the younger half-brother of Jacob Magnus Sprengtporten. He played an important role during the Seven Years' War where he served as a captain. As he defected to Russia, Georg Magnus Sprengtporten is considered a traitor in Sweden.

 45 
Carl Erik Mannerheim
(Statesman and member of the Senate of Finland)
Carl Erik Mannerheim
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Birthdate: December 14, 1759
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Säter, Sweden
Died: January 15, 1837
 46 
Anne Berner
(Minister of Transport and Communications)
Anne Berner
1
Birthdate: January 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
 47 
Hjallis Harkimo
(Finnish Businessman, YouTuber, and Politician)
Hjallis Harkimo
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Birthdate: November 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa Province, Finland
Hjallis Harkimo is a Finnish sportsperson, businessman, YouTuber, and politician. Harkimo, who started off his career as a sailor by competing in The Ocean Race, went on to establish himself as a politician. Hjallis Harkimo then found success as a businessman and achieved popularity when he hosted The Apprentice in Finland from 2009 to 2013.
 48 
Rafael Paasio
(Politician)
Rafael Paasio
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Birthdate: June 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uskela, Finland
Died: March 17, 1980
 49 
Aladár Paasonen
(Military officer who served as Chief of Intelligence of the Finnish Defence Forces during the Continuation War)
Aladár Paasonen
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Birthdate: December 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 6, 1974
Yrjö Sakari Yrjö-Koskinen
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Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vaasa, Finland
Died: November 13, 1903