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Helsinki ranks 82nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Bologna, Frankfurt, and Kyoto. 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 politicians and athletes and the death place of many politicians and athletes. 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 658,864. 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 1732 and 1994, Helsinki was the birth place of 100 globally memorable people, including Tove Jansson, Mika Waltari, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Additionaly, 108 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.

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People Deceased in Helsinki

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Most individuals born in present day Helsinki were politicians (11), athletes (10), singers (9), writers (8), and actors (7),  while most who died were politicians (40), athletes (13), writers (12), composers (7), and architects (4).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Helsinki, including Tarja Halonen, Sanna Marin, and Antti Rinne. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Helsinki, including Tarja Halonen, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, and Väinö Tanner.

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