Germans in Finland
|Regions with significant populations|
|Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa|
|German · Finnish|
In the middle ages the most important officers and other nobles were Swedish or Germans. In Turku and Viipuri 75% of bourgeoisies were German. Germans were also merchants. By 1924 there were 1,645 Germans in Finland.
German families were essential for the development of Finland and Helsinki in 1800s. German was the third most spoken language in Helsinki at the time, and German schools which still operate today were established in Helsinki.
Finnish people of German descent
- Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, former Finnish president
- Maria Guzenina, politic
- Peter von Bagh, science author
- Lasse Pöysti, actor
- Carl Ludvig Engel, architect
- Eva Polttila, former news anchor
- Roman Schatz, writer
- Fredrik Pacius, composer
- "United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs". un.org. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
- "Saksankielinen Helsinki". Suomi-Saksa Yhdistysten Liitto. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
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