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THE TOP TEN GREAT FINNS ARE:

Total number of votes 363 731.

C.G.E. Mannerheim (1867-1951)
C.G.E. Mannerheim
  • Marshal of Finland during WW II, President of Finland
  • presenter Riitta Uosukainen, former speaker of the Parliament
  • 104 244 votes

Risto Ryti (1889-1956)
Risto Ryti
  • President during WW II, sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment after the war for allying Finland with Germany against the Soviet Union
  • presenter Lasse Lehtinen, Member of the European Parliament, PhD
  • 80 790 votes
Urho Kekkonen (1900-1986)
Urho Kekkonen
  • Longest-standing President of Finland
  • presenter Paula Lehtomäki, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
  • 57 456 votes

Adolf Ehrnrooth (1905-2004)
Adolf Ehrnrooth
  • Infantry General, decorated for his heroism in WW II, later figure head for the Finnish war veteran community
  • presenter Arto Nyberg, journalist and presenter
  • 27 477 votes

Tarja Halonen (1943- )
Tarja Halonen
  • President of Finland
  • presenter Kaari Utrio, writer and historian
  • 26 536 votes

Arvo Ylppö (1887-1992)
Arvo Ylppö
  • Archiatre, M.D.; originator of pre- and post-natal care in specialist clinics
  • presenter Jari Tervo, writer and presenter
  • 22 136 votes

Mikael Agricola (circa 1510-1557)
Mikael Agricola
  • Creator of Finnish as a written language, translator of the New Testament into Finnish
  • presenter Pirkko Saisio, author and playwright
  • 15 974 votes

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Jean Sibelius
  • Best-known Finnish composer
  • presenter Pekka Kuusisto, musician, winner of the Sibelius violin Contest
  • 15 397 votes

Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872)
Aleksis Kivi
  • Writer of Seven Brothers, a classic novel describing Finnish mentality and culture
  • presenter Jukka Virtanen, writer and director
  • 7 622 votes

Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884)
Elias Lönnrot
  • Collector of Finnish folk poetry; creator of the Kalevala, Finland's national epic
  • presenter Sari Kaasinen, folklore musician
  • 6 099 votes

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