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List Of Finns
This is a list of notable people from Finland. Finland
Finland
is a Nordic country located in between Russia
Russia
and Sweden. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness
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Finland
Finland
Finland
(/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen); Finnish: Suomi [suo̯mi] ( listen); Swedish: Finland
Finland
[ˈfɪnland]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Finland
Finland
(Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland)[7] is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side
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Yrjö Lindegren
Yrjö Lorenzo Lindegren (13 August 1900 in Tampere
Tampere
– 12 November 1952 in Helsinki) was a Finnish architect. Lindegren graduated as an architect in 1925 from the Helsinki University of Technology, and set up his own office later the same year.[1] Lindegren's best-known work is the Helsinki
Helsinki
Olympic Stadium, which he designed together with Toivo Jäntti in the early 1930s. After the 1940 Summer Olympics
1940 Summer Olympics
in Helsinki
Helsinki
were cancelled due to the Second World War, he ended up competing in the Olympics himself before his stadium was used for the Games. He won the Olympic gold medal in the town planning category of architecture at the 1948 Summer Olympics
1948 Summer Olympics
in London.[1] Lindegren won the Grand Prix in architecture at the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, France
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Lasse Pöysti
Lasse Erik Pöysti (born 24 January 1927)[1] is a Finnish actor, director, theatre manager and writer. He was born in Sortavala. Pöysti began his career as a child actor, becoming known to the Finnish public as Olli Suominen in the "Suominen family" films.[2][3] The first of these films as Suomisen perhe (1941). Pöysti was 14 years old at the time of the film. Pöysti matriculated in 1945 in the Helsinki Normal Lyceum.[4] From 1967 to 1974, Pöysti served as manager of the Lilla Teatern,[5] with his current ex-wife Birgitta Ulfsson, and also acted in many roles in Swedish. During 1974–1981 he was the manager of the Tampere Workers' Theatre, and during 1981–1985 the manager of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.[3][5] In his later career he has had many speaking roles in musical plays
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Pentti Siimes
Pentti Kalevi Siimes (10 September 1929 – 27 October 2016)[1] was a Finnish actor. He appeared in 86 films and television shows between 1946 and 2008. Siimes starred in the film Miriam, which was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] His paternal grandfather was Polish.[3] Siimes was married to actress Elina Pohjanpää from 1956 until her death in 1996.[4] Selected filmography[edit]The Unknown Soldier (1955) Miriam (1957) Kaasua, komisario Palmu! (1961)References[edit]^ "Näyttelijä Pentti Siimes on kuollut". mtv.fi. Retrieved 29 October 2016.  ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Miriam". imdb.com. Retrieved 3 January 2010.  ^ Antero Leitzinger´s dissertation reveals that immigration is a typically Finnish phenomenon Archived 21 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine., www10.poliisi.fi; accessed 29 October 2016. ^ "Pentti Siimes surun vuosien jälkeen: Velmuluonne on tulossa takaisin". Ilta-Sanomat
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Maria Silfvan
Maria Elisabeth Silfvan, as married Lempke and then Westerlund, in Swedish called Maria Sylvan, (25 March 1802 in Turku
Turku
– 10 September 1865 in Oulu), was a Finnish actor, among the first professional native actors in Finland. Biography[edit] Maria Silfvan was born in Turku
Turku
and was to become one of the most known native actors in Finland
Finland
in the first half of the 19th century, and could be regarded as Finland's first dramatic prima donna. In Finland, there was no real theatres and no native actors in the beginning of the 19th century; theatre was played by travelling Swedish theatre troupes touring the country. Between 1813 and 1827, the first theatre was run in Turku
Turku
by the troupe of K.G. Bonnevier, who had attained a permission from the Russian emperor, and built a simple theatre house in the city
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Markku Toikka
Markku Tapani Toikka (born 5 April 1955 in Somero, Finland) is a Finnish stand-up comedian[1] and actor.[2] His acting roles include "Rahikainen" in Aki Kaurismäki's Crime and Punishment and "Pekka" in another Aki Kaurismäki film Calamari Union. In Calamari Union, Pekka appears for most of the film to gibber in English in an apparent schizophrenic delusion about his days as a soldier of fortune. This viewer interpretation is subverted towards the end of the movie, as a group of Latin American freedom fighters wreak their vengeance by shooting him like a dog. As a stand-up comic, his shtick has largely been that of the balding middle aged man going through an identity crisis. He lives in Helsinki with his wife, Ulla-Maija, and 2 children, son Toivo Toikka, who plays in band called "Security" and acts in amateur movies, and daughter named Tuuli. References[edit]^ Kotirinta, Pirkko (29 November 2010). "Second-generation Dallapé Orchestra aspires to win hearts and minds again"
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Aino Aalto
Aino Maria Marsio-Aalto (born Aino Maria Mandelin;[1] 25 January 1894 – 13 January 1949) was a Finnish architect and a pioneer of Scandinavian design. She is known as a co-founder of the design company Artek and as a collaborator on its most well-known designs.[2] As Artek's first artistic director, her creative output spanned textiles, lamps, glassware, and buildings.[3]Contents1 Biography 2 Notes and Citations 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Aino Mandelin was born in Helsinki, and completed her school education in 1913 at the Helsingin Suomalainen Tyttökoulu ( Helsinki
Helsinki
Finnish Girls' School). She began studies in architecture that same year at the Institute of Technology, Helsinki, and qualified as an architect in 1920. That same year she went to work for architect Oiva Kallio in Helsinki
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Alvar Aalto
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (pronounced [ˈhuɡo ˈɑlʋɑr ˈhenrik ˈɑːlto]; 3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer.[1] His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings, though he never regarded himself as an artist, seeing painting and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is architecture."[2] Aalto's early career runs in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland
Finland
during the first half of the twentieth century and many of his clients were industrialists; among these were the Ahlström-Gull
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Marco Casagrande
Marco Casagrande (born May 7, 1971) is a Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, writer and professor of architecture. He graduated from Helsinki University of Technology department of architecture (2001).Contents1 Early life 2 Mercenary and writer 3 Architect and artist 4 Third generation city 5 Collaboration with Rintala 6 Important works6.1 Land(e)scape 6.2 Redrum 6.3 Potemkin 6.4 Other works7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Casagrande was born in Turku, Finland, to a well-off Finnish-Italian Catholic family.[1] He spent his childhood in Ylitornio in Finnish Lapland, but went to school in Karis, a southern Finland small town, before moving to Helsinki to study architecture. Mercenary and writer[edit] Casagrande claimed that he volunteered for the Bosnian Croat Defence Forces HVO in 1993 after his service in the Finnish Army
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Elna Kiljander
Elna Julia Sofia Kiljander (1889–1970) was one of Finland's earliest female architects. She is remembered not only for her model homes and kitchens but also for her furniture.[1][2] One of her most important designs was the Functionalist Ensi-Koti home in Helsinki. Biography[edit]The Ensi-Koti home designed by Elna KiljanderBorn on 4 November 1889 in Sortavala, Elna Kiljander was the daughter of the music teacher Nikolai Nils Kilander and his Swedish-born wife Julia Svensson. After her father died in 1898, the family moved to Helsinki.[3] She graduated as an architect from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1915 and went on to teach graphic design in Povenets in Russian Karelia, returning to Finland the following year.[4] Kiljander became interested in Functionalism when visiting the Stockholm Exhibition in 1930
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Juha Leiviskä
Juha Ilmari Leiviskä (born 17 March 1936 in Helsinki) is a prominent Finnish architect and designer. He is especially known for his churches and other sacral buildings.[1][2]Myyrmäki Church, Vantaa, 1984.Myyrmäki Church, plan compositional analysis.Contents1 Life and career 2 Quote 3 Awards 4 A selection of buildings by Leiviskä 5 Gallery of works by Juha Leiviskä 6 References 7 External links 8 NotesLife and career[edit] The son of engineer Toivo Ilmari Leiviskä and teacher Sonja Jämsén-Astala, Leiviskä studied architecture at Helsinki
Helsinki
University of Technology, qualifying as an architect in 1963
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Juhani Pallasmaa
Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa (born 14 September 1936 in Hämeenlinna, Finland) is a Finnish architect and former professor of architecture and dean at the Helsinki University of Technology. Among the many academic and civic positions he has held are those of Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture 1978-1983, and head of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki. He established his own architect's office – Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY – in 1983 in Helsinki. From 2001 to 2003, he was Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St
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Spede Pasanen
Pertti Olavi "Spede" Pasanen (10 April 1930 – 7 September 2001) was a Finnish film director and producer, comedian, humorist, inventor, TV personality and practitioner of gags. During his career he directed, wrote, produced or acted in about 50 movies and participated in numerous TV productions, including the comedy Spede Show and the game-show Speden Spelit. Much of his more commercial work was in collaboration with Vesa-Matti Loiri
Vesa-Matti Loiri
(whose most popular character created by Pasanen was Uuno Turhapuro; first in TV sketches and then in a long-lasting series of motion pictures) and Simo Salminen. Pasanen's films and TV shows, often made fast and inexpensively in a conveyor-belt mode, usually didn't gain much recognition from the critics but were extremely popular among Finnish audiences from the 1960s onwards. He was the owner of his own film production company, Filmituotanto Spede Pasanen
Spede Pasanen
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Reima Pietilä
Reima Pietilä (25 August 1923 – 26 August 1993) was a Finnish architect and theorist. He did most of his work together with his wife Raili Pietilä (Raili Inkeri Marjatta Paatelainen, born 15 August 1926).Contents1 Biographies 2 Life and works2.1 Significant buildings 2.2 Significant theoretical texts by Reima Pietilä3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksBiographies[edit] Reima Pietilä graduated in architecture 1953 in the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK). Raili Paatelainen received bachelor's degree in 1946 and graduated in architecture 1956 at the Helsinki University of Technology. In 1949-1951 she worked for architect and town planner Olli Kivinen and 1959-1960 for architect Olaf Küttner . Reima and Raili commenced their collaboration 1960 creating the office Reima Pietilä and Raili Paatelainen, renamed in 1975 to Raili and Reima Pietilä architects
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Viljo Revell
Viljo Gabriel Revell (25 January 1910 – 8 November 1964) was a Finnish architect of the functionalist school. In Finland
Finland
he is best known for the design of the Lasipalatsi
Lasipalatsi
("Glass Palace") and Palace Hotel, both in Helsinki. Internationally, Revell is best known for designing the New City Hall of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.New City Hall of Toronto
Toronto
(1966).Contents1 Life and career 2 Significant buildings 3 References 4 External linksLife and career[edit] Revell, originally spelt Rewell, was born in Vaasa
Vaasa
in 1910, and graduated from Vaasan Lyseo in 1928. He graduated as an architect from the Helsinki
Helsinki
University of Technology in 1937
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