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Born in Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. The city is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland and is the norhernmost capital of an EU member state. The city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1952 and was ranked the world's most liveable city by Monocle in 2011. Name these famous persons, which are born in the city of Helsinki.
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Last updated: March 6, 2024
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First submittedJanuary 24, 2022
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Writer, "The Egyptian"
1908
Mika Waltari
Creator of the "Moomins"
1914
Tove Jansson
President of Finland from 2000 to 2012 and first woman to hold this position
1943
Tarja Halonen
Economist at MIT, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
1949
Bengt Holmström
former Formula One racing driver (Ferrari, Lotus, Tyrell) and two times winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race
1966
Mika Salo
President of Finland since 2024 and Prime Minister of Finland from 2014 to 2015
1968
Alexander Stubb
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Creator of Linux
1969
Linus Torvalds
Ice Hockey Hall of Famer (Ducks, Jets, Sharks)
1970
Teemu Selänne
Singer of the Band Sunrise Avenue
1976
Samu Haber
Former hockey goalie (Minnesota Wild)
1978
Nicklas Bäckström
Prime Minister of Finland from 2019 to 2023
1985
Sanna Marin
Rapper and singer, "Cha Cha Cha"
1993
Käärija
2 Comments
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Level 75
Jan 24, 2022
Nice that you did all this work and it's a great quiz, but you have Waltari wrong.
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2022
Thank you! I fixed the mistake