Finnish History Timeline
Finnish history from 1808 to the present day in just 51 pictures.
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Finnish Markka During the autonomy Finland also had its own army, postal service and a limited government in Helsinki.
In in the midst of October Revolution in Russia, Finland declares independence. The Finnish maiden by an unknown artist, 1906
Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Lemminkainen's Mother (based on the Finnish National epic Kalevala).
General strike in Finland in Russification ends. Picture of protesters gathered in town of Nurmes.
Russification begins in Finland lost part of its autonomy. Russian policemen looking for forbidden books in Finland
Due to poor war preparations, the Russians conquered Finland in A painting about one of the few Swedish-Finnish victories, Battle of Koljovirta
Eugen Schauman shoots the Russian general governor Nikolai Bobrikov in
In 1905, first in the world, Finnish men and women received the right to vote and to run for parliament.
Finland was granted autonomy in but few improvements were made during the time of conservative Nicholaus I
Portrait - Painting - People building a house in Finland 1903
217631 / Art Edvard Isto, or Eetu Isto - ATTACK 1899 , Russian eagle attacking the Finnish Maiden , Finland Finlande
The country was very divided and went through a short and bloody civil war in Orphan children of the losing red side of the war
Diet of Porvoo 1809 and Emperor Alexander I. The birth of Finnish nation in its pre-modern form.
Helsinki was declared capital in 1812 to distance the Finns from the Swedes. The cathedral was finished in the
The former capital, Turku, burns almost completely in Finland
A statue of Alexander II still stands in Helsinki. His time was very good for Finnish development. Finland starts to industrialize.