Famous Finnish - Finnish Celebrities
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Finland? Endless winter, frozen lakes, subzero temperature and, pure wilderness! You might be right about these things. But then, there is more to it than just its quirky, eerie, snow smothered image. Agreed, Finnish are skittish by nature and just way too humble to blow their own trumpet. But that does not, in any way, miniscule the importance of the country and its people. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that behind its snow-covered façade lies a cutting-edge urban space and a gamut of industrious men and women. Yes, the inspirational country of the Finns teems with memorable people whose contribution in the upliftment of the land and the world at large has been colossal. Get to know all about the lives of some famous Finnish people in the biographies below that charter the lives and feats of these men through their timelines, trivia, and interesting facts.
Find out more about the greatest Finns, including Linus Torvalds, Jean Sibelius, Tove Jansson, Alvar Aalto and Martti Ahtisaari.
The Most Famous Finnish
|Minttu Virtanen||November 12, 1986||Finns||Minttu Virtanen is a Finnish model who is married to F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen|
|Simo Häyhä||December 17, 1905||Finns||Simo "Simuna" Häyhä was a Finnish sniper, considered the most deadly sniper in war history|
|Isac Elliot||December 26, 2000||Finns||Isac Elliot is a Finnish pop singer-songwriter and dancer|
|Robin||August 24, 1998||Finns||Robin Packalen is a Finnish teen pop artist|
|Tove Jansson||August 9, 1914||Finns||Tove Jansson is a famous painter, writer-illustrator and cartoonist known for creating the Moomin series of children books and cartoon characters|
|Linus Torvalds||December 28, 1969||Finns, American||Linus Torvalds is the software engineer who created the Linux kernel operating system|
|Alvar Aalto||February 3, 1898||Finns||Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect, designer, sculptor and painter|
|Matti Nykänen||July 17, 1963||Finns||Matti Nykänen is a famous ski jumper who has set many records that might never be broken and has given many future athletics a career to aspire for|
|Uuno Kailas||March 29, 1901||Finns||Uuno Kailas was a Finnish poet, one of the most popular ones in the period between the two World Wars|
|Martti Ahtisaari||June 23, 1937||Finns||Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari is a Finnish politician and former President of Finland|