List of Finns

This is a list of people from Finland, i.e. of noted Finns:

Actors

*Ida Aalberg (1858 – 1915)
*Aino Ackte (1876 – 1944)
*Jouko Ahola
*Olavi Ahonen
*Irina Björklund
*Liisa Evastina
*Peter Franzén
*George Gaynes
*Gina Goldberg
*Anna-Leena Härkönen
*Hannes Häyrinen
*Ansa Ikonen
*Kata Kärkkäinen
*Marta Kristen
*Sirpa Lane
*Vesa-Matti Loiri
*Maila "Vampira" Nurmi
*Kati Outinen
*Tauno Palo (1905 – 1982)
*Pertti "Spede" Pasanen (1930 – 2001)
*Matti Pellonpää (1951 – 1995)
*Lasse Pöysti
*Esko Roine
*Joni Ryhänen (1990 – )
*Antton "Ensamn" Rissanen
*Henry Saari
*Albert Salmi (1928 – 1990)
*Pentti Siimes
*Maria Silfvan (1800-1865), Finlandäs perhaps first actress.
*Yanti Sommer
*Markku Toikka
*Ritva Valkama
*Esa Pakarinen
*Masa Niemi

Architects

*Aino Aalto (1894 – 1949)
*Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976)
*Marco Casagrande (1971 – )
*Carl Ludvig Engel (1778 – 1840)
*Juha Leiviskä (1936 – )
*Yrjö Lindegren (1900 – 1952)
*Kari Palaste (1950 – )
*Juhani Pallasmaa (1936 – )
*Reima Pietilä (1923 – 1993)
*Viljo Revell (1910 – 1964)
*Aarno Ruusuvuori (1925 – 1992)
*Eero Saarinen (1910 – 1961)
*Eliel Saarinen (1873 – 1950)
*J. S. Sirén (1889 – 1961)
*Lars Sonck (1870 – 1956)
*Josef Stenbäck (1854 – 1929)

Artists

*Wäinö Aaltonen – sculptor (1894 – 1966)
*Eija-Liisa Ahtila – photographer, video artist (1959 –)
*Helena Arnell, 1697-1751, painter
*Margareta Capsia, 1682-1759, painter
*Markus Copper – sculptor (1968 – )
*Albert Edelfelt – painter (1854 – 1905)
*Magnus Enckell – painter (1870 – 1925)
*Akseli Gallen-Kallela – painter (1865 – 1931)
*Jorma Gallen-Kallela – painter (1898 – 1939)
*Pekka Halonen – painter (1865 – 1933)
*Edvin Hevonkoski – sculptor
*Helena Hietanen – sculptor
*Eila Hiltunen – sculptor (1922 – 2003)
*Petri Hiltunen – graphic artist and cartoonist
*Tuomas Holopainen – pianist and founder of Nightwish
*Antti Jokinen – video director in Hollywood
*Eero Järnefelt – painter (1863 – 1937)
*Anssi Kasitonni
*Rudolf Koivu – illustrator (1890 – 1946)
*Mauri Kunnas
*Tero Laaksonen – painter (1953 – )
*Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland) – fetish artist (1920 – 1991)
*Kari T. Leppänen – cartoonist
*Lauri Luhta
*Totte Mannes – painter
*Helvi Mustonen – painter
*Kalervo Palsa – painter (1947 – 1987)
*Tuulikki Pietilä – graphic artist
*Erkki Pirtola – painter, video artist, performance artist, cartoonist
*Papu Pirtola – performance artist, peat artist
*Pilvari Pirtola– media artist
*Laila Pullinen – sculptor (1933 – )
*Osmo Rauhala – painter (1957 – )
*Elena Ringo – painter
*Juho Rissanen – painter (1873 – 1950)
*Helene Schjerfbeck – painter (1862 – 1946)
*Hugo Simberg – painter (1873 – 1917)
*Kaj Stenvall – painter (1951 – )
*Kari Suomalainen – painter and cartoonist (1920 – 1999)
*Reidar Särestöniemi – painter (1925 – 1981)
*Kain Tapper – sculptor (1930 – 2004)
*Matti Waskilampi

Business people

*Sari Baldauf – former Nokia executive
*Jorma Eloranta – CEO of Metso
*Aatos Erkko minister, billionaire and major owner of Sanoma-WSOY
*Harry Harkimo – a businessman in ice hockey business
*Antti Herlin Chairman of the Board of KONE, the richest man in Finland with assets worth over 1 billion euros in KONE stock owned through his holding companies.
*Fredrik Idestam – industrialist, founder of Nokia
*Kari Kairamo – ex-CEO of Nokia (1932 – 1988)
*Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo – CEO of Nokia
*Lasse Kurkilahti – CEO of Kemira
*Jorma Ollila – ex-CEO of Nokia
*Kirsti Paakkanen, CEO of Marimekko
*Karl Stockmann – Founder of the Stockmann department store
*Björn Wahlroos – CEO of Sampo
*Rudolf Walden - founder of United Paper Mills (1878 – 1946)

Composers and conductors

*Kalevi Aho
*B. H. Crusell
*Uuno Klami
*Joonas Kokkonen
*Juhani Komulainen
*Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
*Magnus Lindberg
*Aarre Merikanto (1893 – 1958)
*Oskar Merikanto (1868 – 1924)
*Selim Palmgren (1878 – 1951)
*Einojuhani Rautavaara
*Kaija Saariaho
*George de Godzinsky
*Aulis Sallinen
*Esa-Pekka Salonen
*Jukka-Pekka Saraste
*Leif Segerstam
*Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
*Pekka Simojoki
*Osmo Vänskä

Computer pioneers

*Johan Helsingius – creator and operator of The Penet remailer
*Jarkko Oikarinen – creator of IRC
*Linus Torvalds – Initial creator of Linux kernel
*Michael Widenius – creator of MySQL
*Tatu Ylönen – creator of SSH

Designers

*Eero Aarnio
*Eva Brummer
*Erik Bruun
*Kaj Franck
*Saara Hopea – glass designer
*Maija Isola – designer for Marimekko
*Stefan Lindfors
*Vuokko Nurmesniemi – textile designer for Marimekko
*Timo Sarpaneva – glass designer
*Tapio Wirkkala – designer, sculptor (1915 – 1985)

Filmmakers

*Jörn Donner
*Renny Harlin (1959 –)
*Klaus Härö
*Risto Jarva (1934 – 1977)
*Matti Kassila
*Aki Kaurismäki
*Mika Kaurismäki
*Ere Kokkonen
*Edvin Laine
*Jarmo Lampela (1964 –)
*Armand Lohikoski (1912 – 2005)
*Visa Mäkinen
*Claes Olsson
*Risto Orko (1899 – 2001)
*Spede Pasanen (1930 – 2001)
*Mauritz Stiller (1883 – 1928)
*Samuli Torssonen
*Mika Taanila
*Eino Ruutsalo

Musicians

Opera

*Aino Ackté – soprano
*Aki Alamikkotervo – tenor
*Alma Fohström – soprano
*Hanna Granfelt – soprano
*Monica Groop – mezzosoprano
*Jorma Hynninen – baritone
*Soile Isokoski – soprano
*Karita Mattila – soprano
*Lea Piltti – soprano
*Aulikki Rautawaara – soprano
*Esa Ruuttunen – baritone
*Jaakko Ryhänen – bass
*Matti Salminen – bass
*Martti Talvela – bass
*Anita Välkki – soprano

Classical

*Kalevi Aho – composer
*Paavo Berglund – conductor
*Linda Brava – violinist
*Mikko Franck – conductor
*Ralf Gothoni – pianist (father of Maris)
*Maris Gothoni – pianist (son of Ralf) and husband of composer Unsuk Chin
*Risto Lauriala – pianist
*Janne Mertanen – pianist
*Olli Mustonen – pianist
*Jorma Panula – conductor and conducting educator pioneer
*Einojuhani Rautavaara – composer
*Kaija Saariaho – composer
*Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
*Jukka-Pekka Saraste – conductor
*Jean Sibelius – composer
*Sakari Oramo – conductor
*John Storgårds – conductor

Folk music

*Islaja – acid folk singer
*Konsta Jylhä – folk musician
*Sanna Kurki-Suonio – folk music singer
*Lau Nau – acid folk singer
*Jenny Wilhelms – folk music singer

Electronic music

*JS16 – musician, producer
*Jimi Tenor – acid jazz musician
*Lackluster aka. Esa Juhani Ruoho – musician
*Brothomstates aka. Lassi Pekka Nikko, aka. Dune – musician
*Mika Vainio – musician, member of Pan Sonic
*Ilpo Väisänen – musician, member of Pan Sonic
*Jori Hulkkonen – DJ, musician, producer
*Erkki Kurenniemi – musician, inventor
*M. A. Numminen – musician
*Vladislav Delay aka. Sasu Ripatti – musician, DJ

Other

*Ismo Alanko – rock musician
*Kirill Babitzin (1950 – 2007)
*Paleface - rap musician
*Elastinen - rap musician, half of the rap duo Fintelligens
*Irwin Goodman aka Antti Hammarberg – Protestsinger (1943 – 1991)
*Hector
*Aki Hakala – drummer of The Rasmus
*Eero Heinonen – bassist of The Rasmus
*Reino Helismaa (1913 – 1965)
*Marco Hietala – bassist of Nightwish
*Tuomas Holopainen – composer, songwriter & keyboardplayer of Nightwish
*Tony Kakko – vocalist, composer and songwriter of Sonata Arctica
*Jari Kainulainen - ex-bassist of Stratovarius
*Maria Kalaniemi
*Gösta Sundqvist
*Perttu Kivilaakso-cellist of cello-metal band Apocalyptica
*Viktor Klimenko
*Samuli Kosminen
*Timo Kotipelto - Lead Singer of Stratovarius
*Sakari Kukko
*Mikko Kuustonen – Singer-songwriter
*Ville Laihiala- frontman of Sentenced and Poisonblack
*Alexi Laiho - frontman and lead guitarist of Children of Bodom
*Jonne Aaron - frontman of Negative
*Roope Latvala - guitarist of Children of Bodom
*Juice Leskinen – rock musician
*Jani Liimatainen – Former guitarist for Sonata Arctica
*Jyrki Linnankivi-lead singer of the 69 Eyes
*Tommy Mansikka-Aho
*Jarkko Martikainen
*Andy McCoy – rock musician
*Michael Monroe – rock musician
*Jukka Nevalainen – drummer of Nightwish
*Sara Nunes – singer
*Tuomari Nurmio
*Hanna Pakarinen - Finland's first "Idols" winner, pop singer
*Mika Pohjola – Jazz pianist and composer
*Pekka Pohjola
*Kimmo Pohjonen
*Lauri Porra
*Tomi Putaansuu - frontman and singer of Lordi
*Jaska Raatikainen - drummer for Children of Bodom
*Sami Raatikainen - guitarist for Necrophagist
*Iiro Rantala
*Pauli Rantasalmi – guitarist of The Rasmus
*Tapio Rautavaara
*Henkka Seppälä - bassist for Children of Bodom
*Jari Sillanpää, Finnish "tango king", singer
*Aki Sirkesalo – singer (1962 – 2004)
*Jonna Tervomaa - pop singer
*Timo Tolkki - Guitarist and Ex. Singer of Stratovarius
*Jukka Tolonen
*Eicca Toppinen-cellist of cello-metal band Apocalyptica
*Antti Tuisku - pop musician, "Idols" star
*Tellu Turkka
*Tarja Turunen – former lead singer of the symphonic metal band Nightwish.
*Petri Walli (1969 – 1995)
*Juha Watt Vainio
*Ville Valo – lead singer of HIM
*Jussi Heikki Tapio Vuori-drummer of the 69 Eyes
*Olavi Virta - singer
*Laura Voutilainen - pop singer
*Emppu Vuorinen – guitarist of Nightwish
*Lauri Ylönen – lead singer of The Rasmus
*Maija Vilkkumaa - pop/rock singer
*A. W. Yrjänä - rock singer, bass guitarist, song writer, poet
*Jari Mäenpää - Composer, singer and guitarist of Ensiferum and Wintersun
*Janne Wirman - Keyboard player from Children of Bodom
*Janne Puurtinen - Keyboard player from the band HIM
*Mikko Lindström - Guitar player from the band HIM
*Mika Karppinen - Drummer from the band HIM
*Mikko Paananen - Bass player for the band HIM

Philosophers

*Timo Airaksinen
*Lili Alanen
*Anders Chydenius
*Arto Haapala
*Leila Haaparanta
*Sara Heinämaa
*Jaakko Hintikka
*Lars Hertzberg
*Pekka Himanen – philosopher, technologist
*Matti Häyry
*Eino Kaila (1890 – 1958)
*Yrjö Kallinen
*Raili Kauppi
*Jari Kauppinen
*Juho Kitti (1823 – 1923)
*Oiva Ketonen
*S. Albert Kivinen
*Simo Knuuttila
*Sven Krohn
*Eerik Lagerspetz
*Heidi Liehu
*Pertti Lindfors
*Pentti Linkola
*Eeva-Liisa Manner
*André Maury
*Tuomas Nevanlinna
*Ilkka Niiniluoto
*Sami Pihlström
*Jan von Plato
*Pauli Pylkkö
*Paavo Pylkkänen
*Ingmar Pörn
*Veikko Rantala
*Yrjö Reenpää
*Ilona Reiners
*Martina Reuter
*Esa Saarinen
*Seppo Sajama
*Gabriel Sandu
*Juha Sihvola
*Matti Sintonen
*Hannu Sivenius
*J. V. Snellman
*Erik Stenius
*Eero Tarasti
*Raimo Tuomela
*Thomas Wallgren
*Edward Westermarck
*Georg Henrik von Wright
*Mauri Ylä-Kotola

Politicians

"See also: Prime Minister of Finland, President of Finland"
*Esko Aho – prime minister 1991-1995
*Martti Ahtisaari – UN diplomat, president 1994-2000
*Markus Drake – Green pro-narcotics activist
*Karl-August Fagerholm – politician (1901 – 1984)
*Tarja Halonen – first female president, 2000-
*Satu Hassi – MEP
*Heidi Hautala
*Harri Holkeri – prime minister and UN diplomat
*Ville Itälä – MEP
*Max Jakobson – UN diplomat
*Anneli Jäätteenmäki – prime minister 2003
*Kyösti Kallio – president 1937-1940 (1873 – 1940)
*Urho Kekkonen – president 1956-1981 (1900 – 1986)
*Mauno Koivisto – president 1982-1994
*Hertta Kuusinen – communist politician (1904 – 1974)
*Otto Ville Kuusinen – head of the communist Terijoki Government (1881 – 1964)
*Axel Lille – founder of the Swedish People's Party (1848 – 1921)
*Paavo Lipponen – prime minister 1995-2003, the 1st speaker of the Finnish Parliament 2003-2007
*Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim – commander-in-chief, regent, president 1944-1946 (1867 – 1951)
*Martti Miettunen – prime minister 1961-1962 and 1975-1977
*Sauli Niinistö
*Juho Kusti Paasikivi – president 1946-1956 (1870 – 1956)
*Leena Rauhala – politician
*Lauri Kristian Relander – president 1925-1931 (1883 – 1942)
*Elisabeth Rehn – politician
*Heikki Ritavuori – assassinated minister (1880 – 1922)
*Risto Ryti – president 1940-1944 (1889 – 1956)
*Aarne Saarinen – communist politician
*Miina Sillanpää – first female minister
*Taisto Sinisalo – communist politician
*Helvi Sipilä – UN diplomat
*Johan Vilhelm Snellman – writer and senator (1806 – 1881)
*Osmo Soininvaara – minister
*Kalevi Sorsa – prime minister (1930 – 2004)
*Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg – president 1919-1925 (1865 – 1952)
*Ulf Sundqvist
*Pehr Evind Svinhufvud – regent and president 1931-1937 (1861 – 1944)
*Väinö Tanner – prime minister 1926-1927 (1881 – 1966)
*Oskari Tokoi – prime minister 1917 (1873 – 1963)
*Erkki Tuomioja – foreign minister 2000-2007
*Martti Turunen – Japanese Diet member of Finnish origin 2001-
*Matti Vanhanen – prime minister 2003-
*Johannes Virolainen – prime minister in 1964-1966 (1914 – 2000)
*Hella Wuolijoki

Scientists

*Lars Valerian Ahlfors – mathematician, Fields Medalist 1936 (1907 – 1996)
*Väinö Auer – explorer, geologist, geographer (1895 – 1981)
*Anders Chydenius – classical liberal (1729 – 1803)
*Kari Enqvist – cosmologist
*Johan Gadolin – chemist (1760 – 1852)
*Ragnar Granit – medicine, Nobelist (1900 – 1991)
*Hilma Granqvist – anthropologist (1890 – 1972)
*Pehr Kalm – botanist (1716 – 1779)
*Rafael Karsten – anthropologist
*Teuvo Kohonen – neurocomputing pioneer
*Jussi V. Koivisto – economist
*Olli Lehto – mathematician (born 1925)
*Anto Leikola – biologist, historian, science writer
*Anders Johan Lexell – mathematician, astronomer (1740 – 1784)
*Ernst Lindelöf – mathematician, researcher of function theory and topology (1870 – 1946)
*Lorenz Lindelöf – mathematician, researcher of variational calculus (1827 – 1908)
*Olli Lounasmaa – physicist, researcher of low-temperature physics (1930 – 2002)
*Hjalmar Mellin – mathematician (1854 – 1933)
*Claus Montonen – physicist
*Pekka Myrberg – mathematician (1892 – 1976)
*Risto Näätänen – psychologist and neuroscientist (born 1939)
*Edvard Neovius – mathematician, senator (1851 – 1917)
*Rolf Nevanlinna – mathematician (1895 – 1980)
*Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld – mineralogist (1792 – 1866)
*Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld polar explorer, political refugee in Sweden (1832-1901)
*Gunnar Nordström theoretical physicist, did "not" invent general relativity (1881-1923)
*Liisi Oterma – astronomer (1915 – 2001)
*Leena Palotie – gene scientist
*Simo Parpola – orientalist, assyriologist
*Matti Pitkänen – physicist
*Helena Ranta – pathologist, forensic dentist
*Juha Suoranta – educational researcher
*Eric Tigerstedt – inventor, Thomas Edison of Finland (1887 – 1925)
*Kari S. Tikka – justice and finance professor (1944 – 2006)
*Esko Valtaoja – astronomer
*Artturi Ilmari Virtanen – chemist, Nobelist (1895 – 1973)
*Jussi Väisälä – mathematician (born 1935)

*Kalle Väisälä – mathematician (1893 – 1968)
*Vilho Väisälä – mathematician, inventor of meteorological instruments (1889 – 1969)
*Yrjö Väisälä – astronomer, meteorologist (1891 – 1971)
*Edvard Westermarck – philosopher, sociologist (1862 – 1939)
*Arvo Ylppö – pediatrician (1887 – 1992)
*Seppo Ylä-Herttuala– gene therapy researcher

Soldiers

*Aksel Airo – general (1898 – 1985)
*Adolf Ehrnrooth – general (1905 – 2004)
*Axel Heinrichs – general (1890 – 1965)
*Simo Häyhä – first lieutenant, sharpshooter (1906 – 2002)
*Eino Ilmari Juutilainen – pilot, twice knight of Mannerheim cross
*Jorma Karhunen – pilot, aviation writer
*Ruben Lagus – major general (1896 – 1956)
*Gustaf Erik Magnusson – father of Finnish fighter tactics
*Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim – marshal of Finland (1867 – 1951)
*Vilho Petter Nenonen – general (1883 – 1960)
*Karl Lennart Oesch – lieutenant general (1892 – 1978)
*Mika Peltonen – Brigadier General (2005 -)
*Viljam Pylkäs – Better known as Antti Rokka from movie Tuntematon Sotilas (The unknown soldier)
*Jorma Sarvanto – fighter pilot, World War II ace
*Ensio Siilasvuo – general (1922 – 2001)
*Hjalmar Siilasvuo – general (1892 – 1947)
*Georg Magnus Sprengtporten – general (1740 – 1819)
*Torsten Stålhandske – commander of Hakkapelites (1594 – 1644)
*Paavo Susitaival – lieutenant colonel (1896 – 1993)
*Lauri Sutela – general
*Paavo Talvela – general (1897 – 1973)
*Lauri Törni (Alias Larry Throne) – captain (1919 – 1965)
*Rudolf Walden - general (1878 – 1946)
*Kurt Martti Wallenius – major general (1893 – 1984)
*Hans Wind – pilot, twice knight of Mannerheim cross
*Harald Öhquist – lieutenant general (1891 – 1971)
*Hugo Österman – lieutenant general (1892 – 1975)

Sportspersons

Athletics

*Asprihanal Pekka Aalto – Ultramarathoner and Extreme Endurance Athlete
*Arto Bryggare – hurdling athlete
*Sari Essayah – race walker, World champion
*Tommi Evilä – long jumper
*Volmari Iso-Hollo – runner, two Olympic gold medals (1907 – 1969)
*Arsi Harju – shot putter, Olympic champion
*Eduard Hämäläinen – decathlete
*Arto Härkönen – javelin thrower, Olympic champion
*Gunnar Höckert – runner, Olympic champion (1910 – 1940)
*Akilles Järvinen – decathlete (1905 – 1943)
*Matti Järvinen – javelin thrower, Olympic champion (1909 – 1985)
*Verner Järvinen – discus thrower, Olympic champion (1870 – 1941)
*Olli-Pekka Karjalainen – hammer thrower
*Veikko Karvonen – marathon runner (Boston Marathon winner 1954)
*Elias Katz – runner, Olympic champion (1901 – 1947)
*Jukka Keskisalo – runner
*Kimmo Kinnunen – javelin thrower, World champion
*Hannes Kolehmainen – runner, four Olympic gold medals (1889 – 1966)
*Valentin Kononen – race walker, World champion
*Tapio Korjus – javelin thrower, Olympic champion
*Teodor Koskenniemi – runner, Olympic champion (1887 – 1965)
*Paavo Kotila – marathon runner (Boston Marathon winner 1960)
*Harry Larva – runner, Olympic champion (1906 – 1980)
*Lauri Lehtinen – runner, Olympic champion (1908 – 1973)
*Eero Lehtonen – pentathlete, two Olympic gold medals (1898 – 1959)
*Heikki Liimatainen – runner, two Olympic gold medals (1894 – 1980)
*Tiina Lillak – javelin thrower, World champion
*Toivo Loukola – runner, Olympic champion (1902 – 1984)
*Taisto Mäki – long-distance runner, multiple world record holder (1910 – 1979)
*Jonni Myyrä – javelin thrower, two Olympic gold medals (1892 – 1955)
*Pauli Nevala – javelin thrower, Olympic champion
*Elmer Niklander – discus thrower and shot putter, Olympic champion (1890 – 1942)
*Paavo Nurmi – runner, nine Olympic gold medals (1897 – 1973)
*Eino Oksanen – marathon runner {Boston Marathon winner 1959, 1961,1962)
*Aki Parviainen – javelin thrower, World champion
*Tero Pitkämäki – javelin thrower
*Ville Pörhölä – shot putter, Olympic champion (1897 – 1964)
*Heli Rantanen – javelin thrower, Olympic champion
*Tapio Rautavaara – javelin thrower, Olympic champion (1915 – 1979)
*Ville Ritola – runner, five Olympic gold medals (1896 – 1982)
*Seppo Räty – javelin thrower
*Julius Saaristo – javelin thrower, Olympic champion (1891 – 1969)
*Ilmari Salminen – runner, Olympic champion (1902 – 1986)
*Albin Stenroos – marathon runner, Olympic champion (1889 – 1971)
*Olavi Suomalainen – marathon runner (Boston Marathon winner 1972)
*Armas Taipale – discus thrower, Olympic champion (1890 – 1976)
*Juha Tiainen – hammer thrower, Olympic champion
*Vilho Tuulos – triple jumper, Olympic champion (1895 – 1967)
*Pekka Vasala – runner, Olympic champion
*Lasse Virén – runner, four Olympic gold medals
*Antti Viskari – marathon runner (Boston Marathon winner 1956)
*Paavo Yrjölä – decathlete, Olympic champion

Football

*Alexei Eremenko Jr.
*Mikael Forssell
*Sami Hyypiä
*Jonatan Johansson
*Jussi Jääskeläinen
*Joonas Kolkka
*Satu Kunnas
*Shefki Kuqi
*Jari Litmanen
*Antti Niemi
*Petri Pasanen
*Juhani Peltonen
*Aki Riihilahti
*Aulis Rytkönen
*Teemu Tainio
*Hannu Tihinen
*Mika Väyrynen
*Roman Eremenko
*Mika Ääritalo
*Roni Porokara

Ice hockey

*Aki Berg
*Niklas Bäckström
*Sean Bergenheim
*Valtteri Filppula
*Matti Hagman
*Niklas Hagman
*Riku Hahl
*Raimo Helminen
*Jarkko Immonen
*Jussi Jokinen
*Olli Jokinen
*Niko Kapanen
*Sami Kapanen
*Miikka Kiprusoff
*Mikko Koivu
*Saku Koivu – current IOC member
*Lasse Kukkonen
*Jari Kurri
*Antti Laaksonen
*Jere Lehtinen
*Kari Lehtonen
*Mikko Lehtonen
*Jyrki Lumme
*Toni Lydman
*Pentti Lund
*Jussi Markkanen
*Antti Miettinen
*Ville Nieminen
*Janne Niinimaa
*Antero Niittymäki
*Petteri Nokelainen
*Mika Noronen
*Fredrik Norrena
*Petteri Nummelin
*Teppo Numminen
*Ville Peltonen
*Tuomas Pihlman
*Joni Pitkänen
*Timo Pärssinen
*Karri Rämö
*Pekka Rinne
*Jani Rita
*Reijo Ruotsalainen
*Christian Ruuttu
*Jarkko Ruutu
*Tuomo Ruutu
*Tony Salmelainen
*Sami Salo
*Tommi Santala
*Teemu Selänne
*Ilkka Sinisalo
*Petri Skriko
*Esa Tikkanen
*Kimmo Timonen
*Vesa Toskala
*Ossi Väänänen

Motorsports

*Mika Ahola – enduro rider
*Pentti Airikkala – rally driver
*Markku Alén – rally driver
*Samuli Aro – enduro rider
*Marko Tarkkala – enduro rider
*Toni Gardemeister – rally driver
*Marcus Grönholm – rally driver
*Mikko Hirvonen – rally driver
*Mika Häkkinen – Formula One driver
*Mika Kallio – motorcycle racer
*Juha Kankkunen – rally driver
*Leo Kinnunen – Formula One driver
*Heikki Kovalainen – Formula One driver
*Teuvo Länsivuori – motorcycle racer
*JJ Lehto – Formula One driver
*Hannu Mikkola – rally driver
*Heikki Mikkola – motocross racer
*Timo Mäkinen – rally driver
*Tommi Mäkinen – rally driver
*Kauko Nieminen – speedway racer
*Taru Rinne – female motorcycle racer
*Keke Rosberg – Formula One driver
*Nico Rosberg – Formula One driver
*Harri Rovanperä – rally driver
*Kimi Räikkönen – Formula One driver
*Jarno Saarinen – motorcycle racer (1945 – 1973)
*Juha Salminen – enduro rider
*Mika Salo – Formula One driver
*Timo Salonen – rally driver
*Kari Tiainen – enduro rider
*Henri Toivonen – rally driver (1956 – 1986)
*Ari Vatanen – rally driver

Winter sports

*Janne Ahonen – ski jumper
*Antti Autti – snowboarder
*Iikka Backstrom – snowboarder
*Jukka Erätuli – snowboarder
*Eero Ettala – snowboarder
*Veikko Hakulinen – cross-country skier, three Olympic gold medals
*Janne Happonen – ski jumper
*Heikki Hasu – Nordic combined, two Olympic gold medals
*Matti Hautamäki – ski jumper
*Lauri Heiskari – snowboarder
*Antti Hyvärinen – ski jumper
*Kalevi Hämäläinen – cross-country skier
*Risto Jussilainen – ski jumper
*Marjatta Kajosmaa – cross-country skier
*Veikko Kankkonen – ski jumper
*Jouko Karjalainen – Nordic combined
*Klaes Karppinen – cross-country skier
*Harri Kirvesniemi – cross-country skier
*Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi – cross-country skier, three Olympic gold medals
*Anssi Koivuranta – Nordic combined
*Kiira Korpi – figure skater
*Markku Koski – snowboarder and Olympic bronze medalist (Men's Snowboarding Halfpipe)
*Hilkka Kuntola – cross-country skier
*Risto Laakkonen – ski jumper
*Janne Lahtela – freestyle skier
*Mika Laitinen – ski jumper
*Samppa Lajunen – Olympic gold medalist (Nordic combined) and (sprint)
*Joni Malmi – snowboarder
*Hannu Manninen – Nordic combined
*Marjo Matikainen-Kallström – cross-country skier
*Juha Mieto – cross-country skier
*Kaija Mustonen – speed skater
*Mika Myllylä – cross-country skier
*Eero Mäntyranta – cross-country skier, three Olympic gold medals
*Eero Neimela – snowboarder
*Toni Nieminen – ski jumper, two Olympic gold medals
*Ari-Pekka Nikkola – ski jumper, two Olympic gold medals
*Matti Nykänen – ski jumper
*Jussi Oksanen – snowboarder
*Kalle Palander – skier
*Tanja Poutiainen – skier
*Jari Puikkonen – ski jumper
*Siiri Rantanen – cross-country skier
*Marjut Rolig – cross-country skier
*Mikko Ronkainen – freestyle skier
*Veli Saarinen – cross-country skier
*Julius Skutnabb – speed skater
*Jani Soininen – ski jumper
*Heikki Sorsa – snowboarder
*Helena Takalo – cross-country skier
*Jaakko Tallus – Nordic combined
*Jussi Tarvainen – snowboarder
*Paavo Tikkanen – snowboarder
*Jouko Törmänen – ski jumper
*Clas Thunberg – speed skater, five Olympic gold medals
*Tuomo Ylipulli – ski jumper

Other

*Paavo Aaltonen – gymnast, three Olympic gold medals (1919 – 1962)
*Jouko Ahola – World's strongest man champion twice
*Kalle Anttila – wrestler, two Olympic gold medals (1887 – 1975)
*Veikka Gustafsson – mountain climber
*Yrjö Hietanen – rower, two Olympic gold medals
*Veikko Huhtanen – gymnast, three Olympic gold medals (1919 – 1976)
*Robin Hull – snooker player
*Mikko Ilonen – golfer
*Pertti Karppinen – rower, three Olympic gold medals
*Antti Kasvio – swimmer
*Marko Kemppainen – skeet shooter
*Mika Koivuniemi – ten-pin bowler
*Väinö Kokkinen – wrestler, two Olympic gold medals (1899 – 1967)
*Markku Kuittinen – soaring world champion
*Pentti Linnosvuo – sport shooter, two Olympic gold medals
*Lasse Lintila – ten-pin bowler
*Hanno Möttölä – basketball player, first Finnish NBA player
*Jarkko Nieminen – tennis player
*Lauri "Tahko" Pihkala – inventor of Finnish Baseball (1888 – 1981)
*Kustaa Pihlajamäki – wrestler, two Olympic gold medals (1902 – 1944)
*Jarno Pihlava – swimmer
*Arto Saari – pro skateboarder
*Ale Saarvala – gymnast, two Olympic gold medals
*Kasperi Salo – badminton player
*Heikki Savolainen – gymnast, two Olympic gold medals (1907 – 1998)
*Hanna-Maria Seppälä – swimmer
*Jani Sievinen – swimmer
*Markku Uusipaavalniemi – curler
*Antti Viitikko – badminton player
*Janne Virtanen – World's strongest man champion
*Emil Väre – wrestler, two Olympic gold medals (1885 – 1974)
*Verner Weckman – wrestler, two Olympic gold medals (1882 – 1968)
*Kurt Wires – rower, two Olympic gold medals (1919 – 1991)

Theologians, clergymen

*Mikael Agricola
*Bishop Henry
*Lauri Ingman
*Markku Koivisto
*Lars Levi Læstadius
*Leo
*Jukka Paarma
*Paavo Ruotsalainen
*John Vikström

Writers

*Juhani Aho – first professional writer
*Gunnar Björling
*Minna Canth – first notable woman author (1844 – 1897)
*Bo Carpelan
*Marco Casagrande
*Jörn Donner – author and politician
*Pentti Haanpää
*Aarne Haapakoski – pulp writer with pseudonym "Outsider"
*Paavo Haavikko
*Saima Harmaja – poet (1913 – 1937)
*Laila Hietamies
*Veikko Huovinen
*Boris Hurtta – science fiction writer
*Antti Hyry
*Anna-Leena Härkönen
*Risto Isomäki – science fiction writer
*Tove Jansson – children's author of Moomin fame (1914 – 2001)
*Eeva Joenpelto
*Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
*Markus Kajo – comedy writer (1957 –)
*Taito Kantonen
*Volter Kilpi
*Marko Kitti
*Aleksis Kivi – first significant author in Finnish (1834 – 1872)
*Leena Krohn
*Torsti Lehtinen, writer and philosopher
*Joel Lehtonen
*Juha Lehtonen master mariner, marine author and playwright
*Kimmo Lehtonen – science fiction novelist
*Eino Leino (1878 – 1926)
*Rosa Liksom
*Väinö Linna author of The Unknown Soldier (1920 – 1992)
*Elias Lönnrot – Compiled the Kalevala (1802 – 1884)
*Veijo Meri
*Pertti Nieminen
*Sofi Oksanen
*Arto Paasilinna
*Erno Paasilinna
*Olavi Paavolainen
*Onni Palaste – war novelist (1917 –)
*Antti Puhakka national romantic poet & politician (1816 – 1893)
*Kalle Päätalo (1919 – 2000)
*Paavo Rintala
*Päivi & Santeri
*Johan Ludvig Runeberg – national poet (1804 – 1877)
*Pentti Saarikoski
*Esa Sariola
*Mauri Sariola – detective writer
*Frans Emil Sillanpää – Nobelist (1888 – 1964)
*Johanna Sinisalo
*Tommy Tabermann – also known from tv-series "Have I Got News For You" aka "Uutisvuoto"
*Marton Taiga, pseudonym of Martti Löfberg
*Jari Tervo – also known from tv-series "Have I Got News For You" aka "Uutisvuoto"
*Märta Tikkanen
*Zacharias Topelius – author and historian (1818 – 1898)
*Jouko Turkka
*Antti Tuuri
*Kaari Utrio
*Klaus Vala
*Hella Wuolijoki
*Mika Waltari (1908 – 1979)
*Maarit Verronen
*Lauri Viita – poet and novelist known for extreme rhyme skill

Other notables

*Ior Bock – eccentric
*Donner family
*Karl Fazer – confectionery manufacturer
*Janina Frostell – model, sex symbol and singer
*Tony Halme – show wrestler (stage name Ludwig Borga), politician
*Erkki Hartikainen – atheist activist
*Jukka Hilden – part of The Dudesons
*Toni Jerrman – science fiction critic
*Kuikka-Koponen – trickster and conjurer
*Armi Kuusela – Miss Universe 1952
*Jarno Laasala – part of The Dudesons
*Aarne Lakomaa – aircraft designer (1914 – 2001)
* Jarno "Jarppi"/"Jarno2" Leppälä – part of The Dudesons
*Arvi Lind – newscaster
*Fanni Luukkonen – leader of Lotta Svärd (1882 – 1947)
*Sophie Mannerheim – nurse (1863 – 1928)
*Väinö Myllyrinne – the tallest Finn, 248 cm (1909 – 1963)
*Larin Paraske – poem singer
*Hannu-Pekka "HP" Parviainen – part of The Dudesons
*Pekka Parviainen – amateur astronomer and famed aurora borealis and general astronomy photographer
*Arndt Pekurinen – pacifist (1905 – 1941)
*Anne Marie Pohtamo – Miss Universe 1975
*Krisse Salminen – comedian and talk show hostess
*Bari Sarlin – professional gamer
*Santa Claus
*Eugen Schauman, assassin who killed Nikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov (1875 – 1904)
*Nils Torvalds – journalist
*Ole Torvalds – journalist (1916 – 1995)
*Nils-Aslak Valkeapää – Sami activist (1943 – 2001)
*Folke West – traveller

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