Urho Kekkonen

1900 - 1986

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Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (pronounced [ˈurho ˈkekːonen] (listen); 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 until 1982. He was the third and most recent president from the Agrarian League/Center Party. As head of state for nearly 26 years, he dominated Finnish politics, held a large amount of power, won his later elections with little opposition and has often been classified as an autocrat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Urho Kekkonen has received more than 513,969 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Urho Kekkonen is the 1,729th most popular politician (down from 1,328th 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 1,729 out of 15,710Before him are José Eduardo dos Santos, Gelimer, Paul Doumer, Jamukha, Emperor Ruizong of Tang, and Hor-Aha. After him are Magnus IV of Sweden, Djet, Emperor Wen of Han, Kubrat, Carinus, and Constans.

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Among people born in 1900, Urho Kekkonen ranks 28Before him are Hans Fritzsche, Hans Adolf Krebs, Jan Oort, Giorgos Seferis, Kurt Weill, and Eyvind Johnson. After him are Karl Wolff, Choe Yong-gon, W. Edwards Deming, Richard Kuhn, Chiune Sugihara, and Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta. Among people deceased in 1986, Urho Kekkonen ranks 19Before him are Jean Genet, Harold Macmillan, Cliff Burton, Frank Herbert, Benny Goodman, and Celâl Bayar. After him are Albert Szent-Györgyi, L. Ron Hubbard, Vincente Minnelli, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Erich Koch, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Urho Kekkonen ranks 12 out of 509Before him are Paavo Nurmi (1897), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), and Tarja Halonen (1943). After him are Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Elias Lönnrot (1802), Arto Paasilinna (1942), Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895), Risto Ryti (1889), and Mikael Agricola (1510).

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), 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).