National Geographic has an international genome project-we participated by submitting DNA samples from our eldest daughter and she was traced back to the Sami peoples of Norway years ago-all of our children share their features and coloring-amazing!
Under the Birches Albert Edelfelt (Finnish, Albert Edelfelt had been commissioned by the Russian emperor Alexander III for a painting of the port of Copenhagen. Since 1881 the Imperial family had bought several works by Edelfelt,.
Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen (August Rantasalmi, Finland – July Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States) was a Finnish architect who became famous for his art nouveau buildings in the early years of the century. He was the father of Eero Saarinen.