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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Finland
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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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