Top 10 most important and famous people from Finland

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Finland
Quiz by Dav1999
Last updated: January 24, 2023
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One of the most famous Finnish writers, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939
Frans Eemil Sillanpää
Military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War of 1918 and President of Finland during the World War One
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
One of the most important pioneers of republicanism in the country. He was the first president of Finland
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
President from 1994 to 2000, winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 2008
Martti Ahtisaari
Chemist winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1945 for his research and inventions in agricultural and nutrition chemistry, especially for his fodder preservation method
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen
The greatest finnish composer. Author of Finlandia, Karelia Suite and Valse triste
Jean Sibelius
Middle-distance and long-distance runner, called the Flying Finn. He won 12 Olympic medals
Paavo Nurmi
One of the most successful ski jumpers of all time who won five Winter Olympic medals
Matti Nykänen
Driver, two times Formula One champion with McLaren
Mika Häkkinen
Driver, Formula One champion in 2007 with Ferrari
Kimi Räikkönen
Level 49
Jan 25, 2023
Thank you for including four athletes!

These are good questions. In these kind of quizzes from other countries I usually get about half of the questions correct, if there are many athletes on the list. I congratulate everybody outside Finland, who gets most of these correct.

Level 46
Jan 25, 2023
Thank you