Famous Finnish Media Personalities

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 1 Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.

 2 Urho Kekkonen

Urho Kekkonen
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: September 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: August 31, 1986
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 3 Minna Canth

Minna Canth
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 19, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Finnish
Died: May 12, 1897

 4 Mika Waltari

Mika Waltari
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Famous As: Writer, Translator, Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: August 26, 1979

 5 Eino Leino

Eino Leino
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 6, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Finnish
Died: January 10, 1926

 6 Zacharias Topelius

Zacharias Topelius
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 14, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Finnish
Died: March 12, 1898

 7 Juhani Aho

Juhani Aho
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 11, 1861
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: August 8, 1921
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 8 Paavo Haavikko

Paavo Haavikko
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: October 6, 2008

 9 Joel Lehtonen

Joel Lehtonen
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: November 20, 1934

 10 Sauli Koskinen

Sauli Koskinen
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Finnish

Finnish TV host Sauli Koskinen soared to fame after winning Big Brother 2007. He has also been a reporter and blogger for Ilta-Sanomat and has hosted his own show, Saulin Paras Kaveri. The openly gay entertainer had dated American singer Adam Lambert for almost 3 years before their split.

 11 Ilkka Villi

Ilkka Villi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish