BirthdayDecember 31, 1901
BirthplaceSiuntio, Finland

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Karl-August Fagerholm

    Full name: Karl-August Fagerholm
    Also known as: Karl-August Fagerholm, Fagerholm, Kar-August, Kar-August Fagerholm
    Professions: Finnish politician

  2. Karl-August Fagerholm Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 22nd of May, 1984 (Age: 82)

  3. Karl-August Fagerholm Biography

    Karl-August Fagerholm (31 December 1901, Siuntio – 22 May 1984, Helsinki) was Speaker of Parliament and three times Prime Minister of Finland (1948–50, 1956–57, and 1958). Fagerholm became one of the leading politicians of the Social Democrats after the armistice in the Continuation War. As a Scandinavia-oriented Swedish-speaking Finn, he was believed to be more to the taste of the Soviet Union's leadership than his predecessor Väinö Tanner. Fagerholm's post-war career was however marked by fierce opposition from both the Kremlin and domestic communists. He narrowly lost the presidential election to Urho Kekkonen in 1956.

  4. Karl-August Fagerholm Family

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