YES, THERE ARE FAMOUS FINNS

Portrait of Eero Aarnio.

Designer Eero Aarnio. Photo: Pekka Sakki/Lehtikuva

Finland has reinvented itself in just one short century – and we’re still at it. Our national character and Northern heritage have boosted us to the top of many kinds of country rankings. There may be only five million of us, but Finnish artists and businessmen and women have had a huge impact on the world. They have provided millions of people with uplifting experiences in the world of architecture, music, the visual arts, IT and communications.

Portrait of Alma.
Singer Alma. Photo: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva

MUSIC

Jean Sibelius
Osmo Vänskä
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Alma
Susanna Mälkki
Kaija Saariaho
Ville Valo

DESIGN

Armi Ratia
Eero Aarnio
Alvar Aalto
Aino Aalto
Kaj Franck
Eero Saarinen

ART

Helene Schjerfbeck
Touko Valio Laaksonen (Tom of Finland)

LITERATURE

Tove Jansson
Sofi Oksanen
Minna Canth

GOVERNANCE

Tarja Halonen
Martti Ahtisaari

Portrait of Lauri Markkanen.
Basketball player Lauri Markkanen. Photo: Timo Jaakonaho/Lehtikuva.

SPORTS

Kimi Räikkönen
Tommi Mäkinen
Lauri Markkanen
Eva Wahlström

MOVIES

Aki Kaurismäki
Jasper Pääkkönen

TECHNOLOGY

Linus Torvalds

Yes, there are famous Finns

There may be only five million of us, but Finnish artists and businessmen and women have had a huge impact on the world.

This presentation introduces some famous Finns.

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Edited: 16.12.2020