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Elias Lönnrot toimi suomen kielen professorina 1854-1862.

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot was a professor of Finnish literature.

Johan Ludvig Runeberg (5 February 1804, Jakobstad – 6 May 1877, Porvoo) was a Finnish (Finland-Swedish) poet, and is the national poet of Fi...

Johan Ludvig Runeberg February Jakobstad – 6 May Porvoo) was a Finnish (Finland-Swedish) poet, and is the national poet of Finland. He wrote in the Swedish language.

Ansa Ikonen & Tauno Palo, Finnish film stars

Ansa Ikonen & Tauno Palo, Finnish film stars of

Erik (Eero) Nikolai Järnefelt November 1863 in Vyborg – 15 November 1937 in Helsinki) was a Finnish painter and art professor. He is best known for his portraits and landscapes of the area around Koli National Park.

Eero Järnefelt (8 November 1863 – 15 November 1937), Finnish realist painter. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eero_J%C3%A4rnefelt -- (the pin via Turku Art Museum http://www.pinterest.com/pin/300615343847071754/ )

Eero Järnefelt (8 November 1863 – 15 November 1937), Finnish realist painter. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eero_J%C3%A4rnefelt -- (the pin via Turku Art Museum http://www.pinterest.com/pin/300615343847071754/ )

"Maid of the Air" from Finnish national epic Kalevala.

"Maid of the Air" from Finnish national epic Kalevala.

Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877). Foto D.F. Hirn, trol. 1863, Museiverket. - Runeberg halvaantui 1863 ja vietti loppuelämänsä pääasiassa vuodepotilaana Fredrikan hoivissa.Hän sai pian kuolemansa jälk.osakseen lukuisia kansall.kunnianosoituksia.Varhaisimp.näistä oli hänen Porvoon keskustassa sijainneen kotinsa muuttaminen Suomen ensimmäiseksi kotimuseoksi.Museo avattiin yleisölle 1882 ja kuuluu edell.Porvoon merkittävimp.matkailunähtävyyksiin.

Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877). Foto D.F. Hirn, trol. 1863, Museiverket. - Runeberg halvaantui 1863 ja vietti loppuelämänsä pääasiassa vuodepotilaana Fredrikan hoivissa.Hän sai pian kuolemansa jälk.osakseen lukuisia kansall.kunnianosoituksia.Varhaisimp.näistä oli hänen Porvoon keskustassa sijainneen kotinsa muuttaminen Suomen ensimmäiseksi kotimuseoksi.Museo avattiin yleisölle 1882 ja kuuluu edell.Porvoon merkittävimp.matkailunähtävyyksiin.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. His work was considered very important for the Finnish national identity. He changed his name from Gallen to Gallen-Kallela in 1907.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela April 1865 – 7 March was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic (illustration, below). Visited his home and studio, now a museum

Tauno Palo (25 October 1908 in Hämeenlinna – 24 May 1982 in Helsinki), Finnish actor and singer. -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tauno_Palo

Tauno Palo October 1908 in Hämeenlinna – 24 May 1982 in Helsinki), Finnish…

Technically the subject of this photo dates from 1212, therefore after the Viking age officially ended, however it shows the beautiful mastery of woodcarving stemming from earlier Viking traditions. The Vikings were known for their beautiful flowing artwork in which elongated animal forms twist and intertwine with one another, giving a sense of movement and life to an otherwise still carving.

Medieval Viking Church in Oslo, Norway. I just love this carving style. It would be awesome to have all over our house.

Pehr Evind Svinhufvud   (December 15, 1861 – February 29, 1944) was the third President of Finland from 1931 to 1937. -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pehr_Evind_Svinhufvud

Suomen presidentti nro Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, president of Finland,

Suomen presidentit

Presidents of Finland - Suomen presidentit

Toivo Kuula (b. 7 July 1883), a Finnish conductor and composer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toivo_Kuula

Toivo Kuula Finnish conductor and composer

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