Urho Kekkonen

1900 - 1986

Urho Kekkonen

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 412,096 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,335th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Urho Kekkonen ranks 1,329 out of 14,801Before him are Cemal Gürsel, Carloman, Andrew III of Hungary, Mentor, Minamoto no Yoritomo, and Queen Paola of Belgium. After him are Emil Hácha, Tiberius II Constantine, Ferdinand III of Castile, Jean Jaurès, Coloman, King of Hungary, and Henri, Count of Chambord.

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Among people born in 1900, Urho Kekkonen ranks 22Before him are Vasily Chuikov, Sándor Márai, Margaret Mitchell, Jacques Prévert, Heinrich Müller, and Hans Adolf Krebs. After him are Hans Fritzsche, Kurt Weill, Giorgos Seferis, Richard Kuhn, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Eyvind Johnson. Among people deceased in 1986, Urho Kekkonen ranks 16Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Joseph Beuys, Jean Genet, Henry Moore, and Celâl Bayar. After him are Cliff Burton, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Alva Myrdal, Benny Goodman, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Frank Herbert.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Urho Kekkonen ranks 9 out of 362Before him are Simo Häyhä (1905), Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Tove Jansson (1914), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), and Mika Waltari (1908). After him are Sauli Niinistö (1948), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), Tarja Halonen (1943), Elias Lönnrot (1802), Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895), and Mikael Agricola (1510).

Among POLITICIANS In Finland

Among politicians born in Finland, Urho Kekkonen ranks 2Before him are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867). After him are Sauli Niinistö (1948), Tarja Halonen (1943), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), Risto Ryti (1889), Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861), Mauno Koivisto (1923), Kyösti Kallio (1873), Otto Wille Kuusinen (1881), and Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892).

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