Famous Finnish Leaders

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 1 Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

 2 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
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Famous As: 6th President of Finland (1944-46)
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

Sauli Niinistö
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: August 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salo
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 4 Urho Kekkonen

Urho Kekkonen
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: September 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pielavesi, Finland
Died: August 31, 1986
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 5 Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Ahtisaari
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Famous As: Former President of Finland
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

Tarja Halonen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 7 Alexander Stubb

Alexander Stubb
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki
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 8 Maria Ohisalo

Maria Ohisalo
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

 9 Tony Halme

Tony Halme
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: January 8, 2010

 10 Kyösti Kallio

Kyösti Kallio
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: April 10, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ylivieska
Died: December 19, 1940

 11 Li Andersson

Li Andersson
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Famous As: Member of Parliament
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland

 12 Katri Kulmuni

Katri Kulmuni
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tornio, Finland

 13 Risto Ryti

Risto Ryti
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Famous As: 5th President of Finland, 14th Prime Minister of Finland
Birthdate: February 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huittinen, Finland
Died: October 25, 1956

 14 Juho Kusti Paasikivi

Juho Kusti Paasikivi
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenkoski
Died: December 14, 1956

 15 Mauno Koivisto

Mauno Koivisto
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Famous As: 9th President of Finland
Birthdate: November 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: May 12, 2017

 16 Jyrki Katainen

Jyrki Katainen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Siilinjärvi

 17 Matti Vanhanen

Matti Vanhanen
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: November 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jyväskylä

 18 Timo Soini

Timo Soini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rauma

 19 Pehr Evind Svinhufvud

Pehr Evind Svinhufvud
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Famous As: 3rd President of Finland
Birthdate: December 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sääksmäki, Finland
Died: February 29, 1944

 20 Otto Wille Kuusinen

Otto Wille Kuusinen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laukaa, Finland
Died: May 17, 1964

 21 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg

Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
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Famous As: 1st President of Finland
Birthdate: January 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Suomussalmi, Finland
Died: September 22, 1952

 22 Mari Kiviniemi

Mari Kiviniemi
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Famous As: 41st Prime Minister of Finland
Birthdate: September 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seinäjoki, Finland

 23 Laura Huhtasaari

Laura Huhtasaari
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mänttä, Pirkanmaa, Finland

 24 Olli Rehn

Olli Rehn
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mikkeli

 25 Anna-Maja Henriksson

Anna-Maja Henriksson
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Famous As: Member of Parliament of Finland
Birthdate: January 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Ostrobothnia, Finland

 26 Annika Saarikko

Annika Saarikko
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oripää, Southwest Finland, Finland

 27 Johan Vilhelm Snellman

Johan Vilhelm Snellman
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Famous As: Philosopher
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

Ritva Elomaa
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Famous As: Member of Parliament
Birthdate: June 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lokalahti, Southwest Finland, Finland

 29 Paavo Lipponen

Paavo Lipponen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pello

 30 Eduard Polón

Eduard Polón
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Famous As: Founder of Nokia and Politician
Birthdate: June 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nastola, Finland
Died: September 30, 1930

 31 Faysal Ali Warabe

Faysal Ali Warabe
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Famous As: Leader of the Justice and Welfare Party
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Hargeisa, Somalia

 32 Jan Vapaavuori

Jan Vapaavuori
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Famous As: 1st Mayor of Helsinki
Birthdate: April 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 33 Pekka Siitoin

Pekka Siitoin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Varkaus, Finland
Died: December 8, 2003

 34 Karl Lennart Oesch

Karl Lennart Oesch
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Famous As: One of Finland's leading generals during World War II
Birthdate: August 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otradnoe, Russia
Died: March 28, 1978

 35 Sari Essayah

Sari Essayah
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Famous As: Leader of The Christian Democrats since 2015, Retired race walker
Birthdate: February 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haukivuori, Finland

 36 Kalevi Sorsa

Kalevi Sorsa
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Keuruu, Finland
Died: January 16, 2004

 37 Erkki Tuomioja

Erkki Tuomioja
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Famous As: Minister for Foreign Affairs 2011 - 2015
Birthdate: July 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 38 Väinö Tanner

Väinö Tanner
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: April 19, 1966

 39 Ben Zyskowicz

Ben Zyskowicz
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Famous As: Member of the Finnish Parliament for Helsinki since 1979
Birthdate: May 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 40 Lauri Kristian Relander

Lauri Kristian Relander
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Famous As: Member of Parliament
Birthdate: May 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lakhdenpokhsky District
Died: February 9, 1942

 41 Carl Gustaf Mannerheim

Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
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Famous As: Entomologist, Judge and Politician
Birthdate: August 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: October 9, 1854

 42 Harri Holkeri

Harri Holkeri
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: January 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oripää, Finland
Died: August 7, 2011

 43 Vihtori Kosola

Vihtori Kosola
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: July 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Finland
Died: December 14, 1936

 44 Georg Magnus Sprengtporten

Georg Magnus Sprengtporten
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Famous As: Politician
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

Carl Erik Mannerheim
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Famous As: Statesman and member of the Senate of Finland
Birthdate: December 14, 1759
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Säter, Sweden
Died: January 15, 1837

 46 Anne Berner

Anne Berner
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Famous As: Minister of Transport and Communications
Birthdate: January 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 47 Hjallis Harkimo

Hjallis Harkimo
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Famous As: Businessperson, Sailor
Birthdate: November 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa Province, Finland

 48 Rafael Paasio

Rafael Paasio
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uskela, Finland
Died: March 17, 1980

 49 Aladár Paasonen

Aladár Paasonen
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Famous As: Military officer who served as Chief of Intelligence of the Finnish Defence Forces during the Continuation War
Birthdate: December 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 6, 1974

 50 Yrjö Sakari Yrjö-Koskinen

Yrjö Sakari Yrjö-Koskinen
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vaasa, Finland
Died: November 13, 1903