Risto Ryti

1889 - 1956

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Risto Heikki Ryti (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈristo ˈhei̯kːi ˈryti]; 3 February 1889 – 25 October 1956) was a Finnish politician who served as the fifth president of Finland from 1940 to 1944. Ryti started his career as a politician in the field of economics and as a political background figure during the interwar period. He made a wide range of international contacts in the world of banking and within the framework of the League of Nations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Risto Ryti has received more than 469,676 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Risto Ryti is the 1,967th most popular politician (up from 2,162nd in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Finland (down from 14th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Finnish Politician.

Risto Ryti is most famous for being the president of Finland from 1940-1944. He was the president during the Winter War, and he negotiated a peace treaty with the Soviet Union.

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Over the past year Risto Ryti has had the most page views in the with 94,448 views, followed by English (74,615), and Russian (21,295). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (44,800.00%), Bulgarian (151.20%), and Ido (119.29%)


Among politicians, Risto Ryti ranks 1,967 out of 19,576Before him are Unas, Emperor Wen of Han, Quintus Sertorius, Jarosław Kaczyński, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, and Hun Sen. After him are Boris Johnson, Afonso VI of Portugal, Philipp Scheidemann, Lothair II, Aurelius Victor, and Benazir Bhutto.

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Among people born in 1889, Risto Ryti ranks 24Before him are Gabriela Mistral, Carl von Ossietzky, Louise Mountbatten, Otto Frank, Han van Meegeren, and Jacob L. Moreno. After him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Zalman Shazar, Pitirim Sorokin, Vasily Blyukher, Mercédès Jellinek, and Taha Hussein. Among people deceased in 1956, Risto Ryti ranks 15Before him are Emil Nolde, Frederick Soddy, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Lucien Febvre, Robert Walser, and A. A. Milne. After him are Alfred Kinsey, Konstantin Päts, Alexander Rodchenko, Bela Lugosi, Reinhold Glière, and H. L. Mencken.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Risto Ryti ranks 19 out of 751Before him are Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Lars Ahlfors (1907), Helene Schjerfbeck (1862), Elias Lönnrot (1802), Mikael Agricola (1510), and Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895). After him are Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), Vissarion Belinsky (1811), Arto Paasilinna (1942), Johan Gadolin (1760), and Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865).

Among POLITICIANS In Finland

Among politicians born in Finland, Risto Ryti ranks 6Before him are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), and Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870). After him are Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861), Kyösti Kallio (1873), Otto Wille Kuusinen (1881), Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), Mauno Koivisto (1923), and Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865).