Tarja Halonen

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Tarja Kaarina Halonen (pronounced [ˈtɑrjɑ ˈkɑːrinɑ ˈhɑlonen] (listen); born 24 December 1943) is a Finnish politician who served as the 11th president of Finland, and the first woman to hold the position, from 2000 to 2012. She first rose to prominence as a lawyer with the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), and as the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary (1974–1975) and a member of the City Council of Helsinki (1977–1996). Halonen was a Social Democratic Party member of parliament from 1979 until her election to the presidency in 2000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tarja Halonen has received more than 448,091 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Tarja Halonen is the 1,676th most popular politician (up from 1,726th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Finland (up from 12th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Finnish Politician.

Tarja Halonen is most famous for being the first female president of Finland.

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Among politicians, Tarja Halonen ranks 1,676 out of 15,710Before her are Egon Krenz, Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, Carlos I of Portugal, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, Axel Oxenstierna, and Pleistarchus. After her are Kenan Evren, Mohammed V of Morocco, Emperor Suizei, Mátyás Rákosi, Sultan Cem, and Maria I of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1943, Tarja Halonen ranks 30Before her are Malcolm McDowell, Terrence Malick, Johnny Hallyday, Richard Wright, Howard Gardner, and Horst Köhler. After her are Jean-Jacques Annaud, Carlos Alberto Parreira, Salvatore Adamo, David Cronenberg, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and Gianni Rivera.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Tarja Halonen ranks 11 out of 509Before her are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832). After her are Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Elias Lönnrot (1802), Arto Paasilinna (1942), Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895), and Risto Ryti (1889).

Among POLITICIANS In Finland

Among politicians born in Finland, Tarja Halonen ranks 3Before her are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867) and Sauli Niinistö (1948). After her are Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Risto Ryti (1889), Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861), Otto Wille Kuusinen (1881), Mauno Koivisto (1923), Kyösti Kallio (1873), and Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892).