Urho Kekkonen

1900 - 1986

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Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (3 September 1900 – 31 August 1986), often referred to by his initials UKK, was a Finnish politician who served as the eighth and longest-serving president of Finland from 1956 to 1982. He also served as prime minister (1950–1953, 1954–1956), and held various other cabinet positions. He was the third and most recent president from the Agrarian League/Centre Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Urho Kekkonen has received more than 862,456 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Urho Kekkonen is the 1,470th most popular politician (down from 1,370th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Finland (down from 9th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Finnish Politician.

Urho Kekkonen was the president of Finland from 1956 to 1982. He is most famous for being the first Finnish president to visit the Soviet Union.

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Among politicians, Urho Kekkonen ranks 1,470 out of 19,576Before him are Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, Jiajing Emperor, Porfirio Díaz, Masinissa, Charles III of Naples, and Leo von Caprivi. After him are Koxinga, Uzziah, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Alexios IV Angelos, Anthemius, and Millard Fillmore.

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Among people born in 1900, Urho Kekkonen ranks 21Before him are Margaret Mitchell, Spencer Tracy, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, Jacques Prévert, and Charles Francis Richter. After him are Eyvind Johnson, Hans Fritzsche, Giorgos Seferis, Hans Adolf Krebs, Richard Kuhn, and Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1986, Urho Kekkonen ranks 15Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Joseph Beuys, Cliff Burton, Jean Genet, Harold Macmillan, and Frank Herbert. After him are Henry Moore, Celâl Bayar, Jaroslav Seifert, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Cary Grant.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Urho Kekkonen ranks 12 out of 751Before him are Sauli Niinistö (1948), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Mika Waltari (1908), Aki Kaurismäki (1957), and Tarja Halonen (1943). After him are Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Lars Ahlfors (1907), Helene Schjerfbeck (1862), Elias Lönnrot (1802), Mikael Agricola (1510), and Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895).

Among POLITICIANS In Finland

Among politicians born in Finland, Urho Kekkonen ranks 4Before him are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Sauli Niinistö (1948), and Tarja Halonen (1943). After him are Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Risto Ryti (1889), 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).