Famous Finnish Scientists

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Mikael Agricola
(Finnish Lutheran Clergyman & Founder of Literary Finnish)
Mikael Agricola
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Birthdate: 1510 AD
Birthplace: Pernå, Finland
Died: April 9, 1557

Mikael Agricola was a Finnish Lutheran clergyman. Referred to as the father of literary Finnish, Agricola is credited with founding literary Finnish. Mikael Agricola is also credited with translating the New Testament into Finnish and producing the hymns and prayer book used regularly in Finland's new Lutheran Church. 

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Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
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Birthdate: November 18, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: August 12, 1901

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was a Finland-Swedish geologist, aristocrat, Arctic explorer, and mineralogist. He is best remembered for leading the Vega Expedition of 1878–1880, the first Arctic expedition to steer through the Northeast Passage. The expedition is regarded as one of the greatest achievements in Swedish science history.    

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Lars Ahlfors
(Mathematician)
Lars Ahlfors
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Birthdate: April 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: October 11, 1996
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Johan Gadolin
(Former chemist, physicist and mineralogist who discovered a "new earth" containing the first rare-earth compound yttrium)
Johan Gadolin
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Birthdate: June 5, 1760
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: August 15, 1852
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Artturi Ilmari Virtanen
(Finnish chemist)
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen
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Birthdate: January 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki
Died: November 11, 1973
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Rolf Nevanlinna
(Mathematician who made significant contributions to complex analysis)
Rolf Nevanlinna
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Birthdate: October 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joensuu, Finland
Died: May 28, 1980
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Ragnar Granit
(Physiologist)
Ragnar Granit
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Birthdate: October 30, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riihimäki, Finland
Died: March 12, 1991

Ragnar Granit was a Finnish-Swedish scientist best remembered for winning the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with George Wald and Haldan Keffer Hartline for their discoveries concerning the chemical and physiological visual processes in the eye. From 1946 to 1967, Ragnar Granit also served as a professor at the Karolinska Institute.

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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
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Yrjö Väisälä
(Astronomer)
Yrjö Väisälä
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Birthdate: September 6, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kontiolahti, Finland
Died: July 21, 1971
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Jakob Sederholm
(Petrologist)
Jakob Sederholm
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Birthdate: July 20, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 26, 1934