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20 Famous People from Finland

Can you name 20 famous people from Finland?
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Last updated: November 2, 2022
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First submittedMarch 27, 2021
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Widely considered to be Finland's greatest football player of all time
Jari Litmanen
Basketball player who played for Chicago, Cleveland and Utah
Lauri Markkanen
Formula One World Champion in 1998 and 1999
Mika Häkkinen
Creator of The Kalevala, Finland's national epic
Elias Lönnrot
Film director of the movies Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and Deep Blue Sea
Renny Harlin
Middle-distance and long-distance runner who was called the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
Author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language Seven Brothers
Aleksis Kivi
Politician, President of Finland, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a UN diplomat
Martti Ahtisaari
Formula One driver who drove for Williams, Mercedes and Alfa Romeo
Valtteri Bottas
Formula One World Champion in 2007
Kimi Räikkönen
Commander-in-chief of Finland's defence forces during World War II
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
Software engineer who is the creator and the main developer of the Linux
Linus Torvalds
Creator of Finnish as a written language and translator of the New Testament
Mikael Agricola
Longest-serving President of Finland who served from 1956 to 1982
Urho Kekkonen
Composer whose famous work is Finlandia
Jean Sibelius
Architect and designer whose work includes furniture, textiles and glassware
Alvar Aalto
Widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time
Matti Nykänen
Nicknamed "the Finnish Flash", the highest scoring Finn in NHL history
Teemu Selänne
Politician who was the first woman to hold the position
Tarja Halonen
Musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the gothic rock band HIM
Ville Valo
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Level 60
Mar 28, 2021
Nice quiz!
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Level 53
Mar 28, 2021
Thanks :)
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2021
Could add the Flying Finn, Lasse Viren.