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Fredrik Idestam

1838 - 1916

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Knut Fredrik Idestam (28 October 1838, Tyrväntö, Grand Duchy of Finland – 8 April 1916, Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland) was a Finnish mining engineer and businessman, best known as a founder of Nokia. In May 1865, Idestam obtained a permit to construct a groundwood paper mill at Tampere, Finland. The mill began operations in 1866. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fredrik Idestam has received more than 207,280 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Fredrik Idestam is the 199th most popular businessperson (up from 202nd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Finland (up from 68th in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Fredrik Idestam ranks 199 out of 601Before him are Maxwell Perkins, Henry J. Heinz, Andrew Grove, King C. Gillette, Joe Weider, and David Icke. After him are Axel Springer, Max Manus, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Rinat Akhmetov, Chad Hurley, and Charlie Munger.

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Among people born in 1838, Fredrik Idestam ranks 36Before him are Prince Louis, Count of Trani, Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Jules Brunet, Gustav von Schmoller, Ludwig Gumplowicz, and Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha. After him are Vatroslav Jagić, George William Hill, Clemens Winkler, John Muir, Annie Edson Taylor, and Jean-Paul Laurens. Among people deceased in 1916, Fredrik Idestam ranks 55Before him are Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau, Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova, Oswald Boelcke, Hiram Maxim, Max Immelmann, and Paolo Tosti. After him are Petar Kočić, Isa Boletini, Alice Ball, Thibaw Min, Herbert Kilpin, and Fergus Suter.

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Among people born in Finland, Fredrik Idestam ranks 61 out of 642Before him are Georg Henrik von Wright (1916), Jari Litmanen (1971), Väinö Linna (1920), Tarja Turunen (1977), Bernhard Crusell (1775), and Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (1757). After him are Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928), Wäinö Aaltonen (1894), Bengt Holmström (1949), Ville Ritola (1896), Ilmari Juutilainen (1914), and Eino Leino (1878).


Among businesspeople born in Finland, Fredrik Idestam ranks 1After him are Jorma Ollila (1950) and Michael Widenius (1962).