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Helsinki ranks 78th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Atlanta, Dresden, and Edinburgh. Memorable people born in Helsinki include Tove Jansson, Mika Waltari, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Memorable people who died in Helsinki include Alvar Aalto, Tove Jansson, and Paavo Nurmi. Helsinki has been the birth place of many singers and athletes and the death place of many politicians and writers. Helsinki is located in Finland.

Helsinki is the capital, primate and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 656,229. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research; while Tampere in the Pirkanmaa region, located 179 kilometres (111 mi) to the north from Helsinki, is the second largest urban area in Finland. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 km (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1994, Helsinki was the birth place of 85 globally memorable people, including Tove Jansson, Mika Waltari, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Additionaly, 90 globally memorable people have passed away in Helsinki including Alvar Aalto, Tove Jansson, and Paavo Nurmi. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Helsinki than were born there.

People Born in Helsinki

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People Deceased in Helsinki

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Most individuals born in present day Helsinki were singers (9), athletes (8), writers (7), politicians (7), and musicians (6),  while most who died were politicians (37), writers (11), athletes (10), architects (4), and painters (4).

Over the past 100 years, singers have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Helsinki, including Lill Lindfors, Ville Valo, and Marion Rung. Whereas, throughout history, singers have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Helsinki, including Lill Lindfors, Ville Valo, and Marion Rung.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Helsinki since 1700.