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Famous Scientists from Finland

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List of notable or famous scientists from Finland, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Finland and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Finland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Finnish scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Finland is included when available.

This list has everything from Julius Krohn to Ragnar Granit.

This historic scientists from Finland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Finnish scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Finland?" These prominent scientists of Finland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Finnish scientists.

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    Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
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    Friherr Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was a Finnish baron, botanist, geologist, mineralogist and arctic explorer of Finland-Swedish origin. He was a member of the prominent Finland-Swedish Nordenskiöld family of scientists. Born in the Grand Duchy of Finland at the time it was a part of the Russian ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1832-1901)
    • Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
    • Profession: Sailor, Scientist, Geologist
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    Alvar Palmgren was a Finnish botanist and plant ecologist. Palmgren studied botany at the University of Helsinki under professor J.P. Norrlin. He graduated in 1906 and obtained his Ph.D. in 1914. He became docent of botany at the University of Helsinki 1916 and professor of botany at the same university ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1880-1960)
    • Birthplace: Finland
    • Profession: Scientist, Botanist
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    Anders Chydenius was a Finnish priest and a member of the Swedish Riksdag, and is known as the leading classical liberal of Nordic history. Born in Sotkamo, Finland and having studied under Pehr Kalm at the Royal Academy of Åbo, Chydenius became a priest and Enlightenment philosopher. He was elected as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1729-1803)
    • Birthplace: Sotkamo, Finland
    • Profession: Politician, Scientist, Economist, Philosopher
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    Arvo Ylppö

    Arvo Henrik Ylppö was a Finnish pediatrician who significantly decreased Finnish infant mortality during the 20th century. He is credited as the father of Finland's public child welfare clinic system, and held the title of archiater for forty years. Ylppö was born in 1887 in Akaa, Finland into a farming ...more

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    • Age: Died at 105 (1887-1992)
    • Birthplace: Akaa, Finland
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Carl O. Nordling was a Finnish born architect, urban planner and amateur historian. He graduated as an architect from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1939 and immigrated to Sweden after the end of the Continuation War in 1944. Nordling published an article on the Holocaust, How Many Jews Died ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1919-2007)
    • Profession: Scientist, Architect
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    Carl Reinhold Sahlberg

    Carl Reinhold Sahlberg was a Finno-Swede naturalist, primarily an entomologist specializing in beetles.more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1779-1860)
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Carl Robert Ehrström

    Carl Robert Ehrström was a Finnish medical doctor, bacteriologist and archaeologist. Ehrström became interested in science and culture at a young age. He got medical training and worked as a practicing doctor and scientist. During the 1850s he formed an early hypothesis of how microbes might relate to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1803-1881)
    • Profession: Scientist, Physician
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    Edwin Johannes Hildegard Linkomies was Prime Minister of Finland from March 1943 to August 1944, and one of the seven politicians sentenced to five and a half years in prison as allegedly responsible for the Continuation War, on the demand of the Soviet Union. Linkomies was a prominent fennoman ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1894-1963)
    • Birthplace: Vyborg, Russia
    • Profession: Politician, Scientist, Latin literature
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    Elias Lönnrot
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    Elias Lönnrot was a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national folk tales that he gathered during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1802-1884)
    • Birthplace: Scandinavia, Europe, Northern Europe, Sammatti, Nordic countries, + more
    • Profession: Philologist, Scientist, Botanist
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    Eric Magnus Campbell Tigerstedt was one of the most significant inventors in Finland at the beginning of the 20th century and has been called the "Thomas Edison of Finland". He was a pioneer of sound-on-film technology and made significant improvements to the amplification capacity of the vacuum valve.more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1887-1925)
    • Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
    • Profession: Scientist, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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    Erik Palmén

    Erik Herbert Palmén was Finnish meteorologist, born in Vaasa. He worked at the University of Chicago in the Chicago school of meteorology on cyclones and weather fronts with Vilhelm Bjerknes. He contributed to the explanation of the dynamics of the jet stream and the analysis of data collected by ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1898-1985)
    • Birthplace: Finland
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Fred Karlsson

    Fred Karlsson is a professor of general linguistics at the University of Helsinki. In computational linguistics Karlsson has designed a language-independent formalism called Constraint Grammar. It makes possible the automatic morphological disambiguation and syntactic analysis of ordinary running text ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Turku, Finland
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Gustaf Komppa

    Gustaf Komppa was a Finnish chemist best known for a world-first in commercializing total synthesis, that of camphor in 1903. Komppa was born in Viipuri in 1867. He graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1891 and subsequently worked for a while in Switzerland before obtaining his Ph.D. Shortly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1867-1949)
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Heikki A. Alikoski was a Finnish astronomer. The asteroid 1567 Alikoski was named in his honour while he was an observatory assistant at Turku Observatory, under Yrjö Väisälä, 1937 to 1956. He later helped establish the Turku Astronomical–Optical Institute.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1912-1997)
    • Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
    • Profession: Scientist, Astronomer
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    Henrik Johan Walbeck

    Henrik Johan Walbeck was a Finnish geodesist studying the size and figure of the Earth by means of grade measurement. In 1817, he was made a corresponding member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.more

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    • Age: Died at 29 (1794-1823)
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Herman Spöring, Jr.

    Herman Diedrich Spöring Jr. was a Finnish explorer, draughtsman, botanist and a naturalist.more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1733-1771)
    • Birthplace: Turku, Finland
    • Profession: Scientist, Botanist
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    Herman Spöring, Sr.

    Herman Diedrich Spöring Sr. was a professor of Medicine at the Academy of Turku in Turku, Finland, and an amateur naturalist. His son Herman Diedrich Spöring Jr., a Finnish explorer and botanist, was one of the scientific personnel who accompanied James Cook on the 1768-71 HM Bark Endeavour expedition ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1701-1747)
    • Profession: Scientist, Botanist
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    Hilma Granqvist
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    Hilma Natalia Granqvist was a Swedish-speaking Finnish anthropologist who conducted long field studies of Palestinians. She was a student of Edvard Westermarck.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1890-1972)
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Ilmari Susiluoto

    Ilmari Susiluoto is a Finnish political scientist, professor at the University of Helsinki, senior advisor at the Foreign Ministry of Finland since 1982, an expert in Russian and Soviet history, politics and society, an author of a number of books in this area.more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Profession: Scientist, Writer
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    J P Roos

    J. P. Roos is a Finnish sociologist and former President of the European Sociological Association. Before his retirement, he was a professor in social policy at the University of Helsinki. Roos studied in the University of Chicago, and taught at UCLA, University of Geneva, EHESS in Paris, University of ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Profession: Scientist
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