Famous Finns

Name these famous Finnish people based on the clues.
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Last updated: February 8, 2013
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Composer of seven symphonies, a violin concerto, and tone poem "Finlandia"
Jean Sibelius
Creator of the Linux operating system
Linus Torvalds
Marshal of Finland, sixth President of Finland (1944–46) famous for his leadership in World War II
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
Middle and long distance runner nicknamed "The Flying Finn" who broke 22 world records. Named greatest Olympian of all time by Time Magazine
Paavo Nurmi
Writer, illustrator, comic artist, cartoonist, painter, creator of the Moomins
Tove Jansson
Modernist architect and designer known for his wooden furniture
Alvar Aalto
Diplomat, tenth President of Finland (1994–2000) who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008
Martti Ahtisaari
Rock band whose albums include "Love Metal" and "Dark Light"
Conductor; currently principal conductor of London's Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Two-time Formula One World Champion
Mika Häkkinen
Ice hockey player, first European to captain Montreal Canadiens
Saku Koivu
Architect and designer whose work includes the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Washington Dulles International Airport
Eero Saarinen
Chemist who specialized in agriculture and nutrition, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1945
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen
Metal band whose discography includes the albums "Century Child" and "Dark Passion Play"
Formula One World Champion 2007
Kimi Räikkönen
Mythical figure who gives presents once a year. Finns insist he lives in Finnish Lapland. Other claimed residences include Greenland and the North Pole.
Santa Claus
Opera composer whose works include "Adriana Mater" and "La Passion de Simone"
Kaija Saariaho
Ice hockey player for Anaheim Mighty Ducks nicknamed "The Finnish Flash"
Teemu Selänne
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