Pehr Evind Svinhufvud

1861 - 1944

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Pehr Evind Svinhufvud af Qvalstad (Finland Swedish: [ˈpæːr ˈeːvind ˈsviːnhʉːvʉd]; 15 December 1861 – 29 February 1944) was the third president of Finland from 1931 to 1937. Serving as a lawyer, judge, and politician in the Russian Grand Duchy of Finland, he played a major role in the movement for Finnish independence, because he was one who presented the Declaration of Independence to the Parliament. In 1917–1918, Svinhufvud was the first Head of State of independent Finland, first as Chairman of the Senate and subsequently as Protector of State or Regent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pehr Evind Svinhufvud has received more than 145,503 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Pehr Evind Svinhufvud is the 2,684th most popular politician (down from 2,627th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Finland (up from 24th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Finnish Politician.

Pehr Evind Svinhufvud was the president of Finland from 1919 to 1925. He is most famous for his role in the Civil War of 1918, which started when the Finnish Parliament declared independence from Russia.

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Among politicians, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud ranks 2,684 out of 15,710Before him are Violant of Hungary, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Valdas Adamkus, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, José Manuel Barroso, and Ahmad Shah Durrani. After him are Zimri, Smendes, Muršili II, Menua, Ildibad, and Thaïs.

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Among people born in 1861, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud ranks 22Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aristide Maillol, H. H. Holmes, José Rizal, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, and Antoine Bourdelle. After him are Maximilian von Spee, Anton Arensky, Italo Svevo, William Bateson, Solomon R. Guggenheim, and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby. Among people deceased in 1944, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud ranks 45Before him are Max Jacob, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Gustav Bauer, Werner von Haeften, Antanas Smetona, and Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel. After him are Kasturba Gandhi, Abbas II of Egypt, Friedrich Dollmann, Hans-Valentin Hube, Eduard Dietl, and Walter Nowotny.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud ranks 23 out of 509Before him are Risto Ryti (1889), Mikael Agricola (1510), Johan Gadolin (1760), Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), George Gaynes (1917), and Vissarion Belinsky (1811). After him are Ragnar Granit (1900), Otto Wille Kuusinen (1881), Eero Saarinen (1910), Linus Torvalds (1969), Aki Kaurismäki (1957), and Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865).

Among POLITICIANS In Finland

Among politicians born in Finland, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud ranks 8Before him are Sauli Niinistö (1948), Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Risto Ryti (1889), and Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917). After him are Otto Wille Kuusinen (1881), Mauno Koivisto (1923), Kyösti Kallio (1873), Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892), Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865), and Antti Aarne (1867).