Minna Canth Finnish author and strong supporter of womens rights in Finland and Europe. She was also the first woman to receive her own flag day in Finland, starting on 19 March It is also the day of social equality in Finland.
Minna Canthin muistomerkki ~ Minna Canth monument (Tampere, Finland) by Lauri Leppänen (1951), (1895-1977) | http://patsaanmetsastaja.blogspot.fi/2012/11/lauri-leppanen-taiteen-ja-sodankaynnin.html || Minna Canth (19 March 1844, Tampere – 12 May 1897, Kuopio) - http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minna_Canth
Michael Agricola (Mikael Olavinpoika), Finland's leading Protestant reformer 1510 – 1557. Called "the father of the Finnish written language," he studied under Luther and Melanchthon, then went on to translate the New Testament, Psalms, and other works for the Finnish people.