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Former Provinces of Finland

Etelä-Suomi (Southern Finland)

Governors

01 Sep 1997 - 31 Dec 2003 Tuula Maj-Lis Linnainmaa ................ 1942-

01 Jan 2004 - 31 Dec 2009 Anneli Kristiina Taina .................. 1951-

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Häme

1634-1640 Nylands och Tavastehus län

1640-1648 Tavastehus län

1648-1831 Uusimaa ja Häme län

09 May 1831 Split from Uusimaa ja Häme

31 Aug 1997 Abolsihed, part of Etela Suomi

Governors

1634 - 1648 Arvid Göransson Horn af Kanckas ......... 1590-1653

1648 - 1652 Erik Andersson Oxe ...................... 1596-1672

1652 - 1666 Ernst Johan Creutz ...................... 1619-1684

1666 - 1668 Udde Knutsson Ödell ..................... 1617-1668

1668 - 1678 Axel Eriksson Stålarm ................... 1630-1702

1678 - 1685 Axel Rosenhane .......................... 1637-1685

1685 - 1687 Jonas Klingstedt ........................ 1626-1691

1687 - 1695 Karl Gustafsson Bonde af Björnö ......... 1648-1699

1695 - 1696 Mårten Grelsson Lindhielm ............... 1638-1720

26 Jul 1696 - 12 Nov 1703 Abraham Cronhjort ....................... 1634-1703

12 Nov 1703 - 09 May 1719 Johan Creutz ............................ 1651-1726

(acting to 26 Dec 1703)

10 Sep 1719 - 30 Apr 1737 Per Stierncrantz ........................ 1681-1737

15 Jun 1737 - May 1746 Erik Axel Gyllenstierna

af Lundholm ............................. 1678-1751

02 Jun 1746 - 13 Sep 1756 Gustaf Samuel Gyllenborg ................ 1695-1756

01 Dec 1756 - 24 Aug 1761 Anders Johan Nordenskjöld ............... 1696-1763

24 Aug 1761 - 31 Dec 1772 Hans Henrik Boije af Gennäs

af Lundholm ............................. 1716-1781

22 Apr - 02 Dec 1773 Carl Ribbing af Koberg .................. 1718-1773

24 Mar 1774 - 18 Jun 1776 Anders Henrik Ramsay .................... 1707-1782

30 Jan 1777 - 27 Jun 1787 Anders de Bruce ......................... 1723-1787

30 Jun 1787 - 13 Jul 1788 Carl Gustaf Armfeld ..................... 1724-1792

20 Oct 1790 - 21 Mar 1810 Johan Henrik Munck ...................... 1748-1817

02 Apr 1810 - 30 Jan 1815 Gustaf Fredrik Stjernwall ............... 1767-1815

18 Feb 1816 - 28 Nov 1828 Gustaf Hjarne ........................... 1768-1845

28 Nov 1828 - 31 May 1831 Carl Klick .............................. 1792-1837

01 Jun 1831 - 24 Mar 1841 Johan Fredrik Stichaes .................. 1778-1853

04 Mar 1841 - 14 Jan 1863 Baron Carl Otto Rehbinder ............... 1797-1843

22 Jan 1863 - 27 Apr 1865 Samuel Werner von Troil ................. 1798-1865

29 Sep 1865 - 27 Nov 1869 Carl Herman Molander .................... 1817-1897

06 Feb 1870 - 29 Dec 1875 Hjalmar Sebastian Nordenstreng .......... 1826-1890

29 Dec 1875 - 28 Oct 1887 Edvard Reinhold von Ammondt ............. 1832-1887

28 Oct 1887 - 30 Dec 1895 Torsten Costiander ...................... 1831-1904

30 Dec 1895 - 11 Nov 1899 Edvard von Boehm ........................ 1841-1919

10 Jan 1900 - 16 May 1901 Gustaf Axel von Kothen .................. 1843-1906

16 May 1901 - 31 Jan 1904 Isidor Svertschkoff ..................... 1837-1907

01 Feb 1904 - 21 Jan 1906 Alexander Papkoff ....................... 1855-1919

21 Jan 1906 - 18 Nov 1910 Ivar Sune Gordie ........................ 1853-1921

18 Nov 1910 - 07 Nov 1911 Arthur Brofeldt ......................... 1868-1927

(acting)

07 Nov 1911 - 19 Apr 1917 Rafael Knut Harold Spåre ................ 1864-1943

19 Apr 1917 - 05 Apr 1918 Kustaa Adolf Saarinen ................... 1869-1932

14 Feb - Apr 1918 Väinö Kivisalo .......................... 1882-1953

(for Finnish Socialist Republic)

17 May 1918 - 29 Aug 1919 Antti Agathon Tulenheimo ................ 1879-1952

29 Aug 1919 - 16 Jan 1930 Albert Alexander von Hellens ............ 1879-1950

16 Jan 1930 - 19 Jun 1959 Kaarle Sigurd Mattsson .................. 1892-1970

19 Jun 1959 - 15 Jun 1972 Jorma Jussi Kullervo Tuominen ........... 1909-2002

15 Jun 1972 - 31 Aug 1979 Valdemar Edmund Sandelin ................ 1917-1990

01 Sep 1979 - 30 Apr 1994 Risto Adrian Tainio ..................... 1927-2005

01 May 1994 - 31 Aug 1997 Kaarina Elisabet Suonio ................. 1941-

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Itä-Suomi (Eastern Finland)

Governor

01 Sep 1997 - 31 Dec 2009 Pirjo Anneli Ala-Kapee-Hakulinen ........ 1944-

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Keski-Suomi (Central Finland)

01 Feb 1960 Keski Suomi separated from Vaasa

01 Sep 1997 Part of Western Finland

01 Jan 2010 Restored as a region of Finland

 

Governors

01 Feb 1960 - 31 May 1971 Eino Oskari Palovesi .................... 1904-1980

01 Jun 1971 - 11 Aug 1976 Artturi Jämsén .......................... 1925-1976

04 Nov 1976 - 31 Dec 1984 Kauko Sipponen .......................... 1927-

01 Jan 1985 - 31 Aug 1997 Kalevi Johannes Kivistö ................. 1941-

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Kuopio (Savolax och Kymmenegård to 1774)

1721 - 1774 Savolax och Kymmenegard province

1774 Province divided into Kuopio and Mikkeli

1774 - 1997 Savolax och Karelens a province of Finland

1832 Renamed Kuopio

31 Aug 1997 Abolished

Governors of Savolax och Kymmenegard

16 Sep 1721 - 12 Oct 1737 Johan Henrik Friesenheim ................ 16..-1737

27 Jan 1738 - 09 May 1741 Joachim von Ditter ...................... 1681-1755

30 Jan 1741 - 22 Dec 1746 Carl Johan Stiernstedt .................. 1686-1753

02 Mar 1747 - 03 Jul 1753 Henrik Jacob Wrede af Elimä ............. 1696-1758

26 Sep 1753 - 30 Nov 1756 Anders Johan Nordensköld ................ 1696-1763

03 Feb 1757 - 11 Sep 1765 Otto Wilhelm De Geer .................... 1710-1769

12 Nov 1765 - 24 Mar 1774 Anders Henrik Ramsay .................... 1707-1782

Governors

1774 - 12 Jan 1781 Otto Ernst Boije af Gennäs .............. 1719-1781

01 Jun 1781 - 13 Mar 1788 Georg Henrik von Wright ................. 1723-1797

(acting)

13 Mar 1788 - 14 Nov 1791 Simon Wilhelm Carpelan (1st Time) ....... 1733-1814

05 May 1791 - 05 Jun 1803 Anders Johan Ramsay ..................... 1744-1811

05 Jun - 1803 Erik Johan von Fieandt .................. 1762-1810

1803 - 02 Jan 1809 Olof Wibelius ........................... 1753-1823

03 Jan 1809 - 02 Apr 1810 Simon Wilhelm Carpelan (2nd Time)

02 Apr 1810 - 03 Jul 1827 Gustaf Aminoff .......................... 1771-1836

11 Jul 1827 - 28 Nov 1828 Carl Klick .............................. 1792-1837

28 Nov 1828 - 22 Mar 1837 Lars Sacklén ............................ 1788-1870

(acting to 07 Jul 1831)

22 Mar 1837 - 28 Feb 1854 Gustaf Adolf Ramsay ..................... 1794-1859

01 Mar 1854 - 20 Dec 1855 Berndt Federley ......................... 1799-1863

27 Dec 1855 - 23 Apr 1862 Sten Knut Johan Furuhjelm ............... 1813-1892

23 Apr 1862 - 12 Dec 1866 Samuel Henrik Antell .................... 1810-1874

26 Dec 1866 - 26 Aug 1873 Johan August von Essen .................. 1815-1873

(acting)

12 Oct 1873 - 24 Jan 1884 Carl Gustaf Mortimer von Kraemer ........ 1817-1898

24 Jan 1884 - 08 Nov 1888 August Alexander Järnefelt .............. 1833-1896

01 Dec 1888 - 07 Jan 1899 Johan Fredrik Gustaf Aminoff ............ 1844-1899

04 Apr 1899 - 27 Aug 1900 Henrik Villehad Åkerman ................. 1841-1919

27 Aug 1900 - 31 Dec 1902 Edvard Gabriel Krogius .................. 1850-1933

01 Jan 1903 - 17 Dec 1905 Martin Alexius Bergh .................... 1858-1934

17 Dec 1905 - 1911 Emil Wilhelm Stenius .................... 1851-1918

29 Nov 1911 - 26 May 1913 Werner Nikolai Tawastatjerna ............ 1848-1936

26 May 1913 - 09 Apr 1917 Arthur Robert Gustaf Spåre .............. 1862-1937

09 Apr 1917 - 12 Aug 1918 Albert Alexander von Hellens ............ 1879-1950

(acting to 19 Apr 1917)

12 Aug 1918 - 08 Jun 1940 Gustaf Ignatius ......................... 1873-1949

08 Jun 1940 - 30 Sep 1950 Pekka Väinö Heikkinen ................... 1883-1959

01 Oct 1950 - 28 Feb 1960 Lauri Riikonen .......................... 1900-1973

01 Mar 1960 - 06 Apr 1966 Erkki Olavi Mantere ..................... 1899-1977

06 Apr 1966 - 31 Jul 1978 Risto Hölttä ............................ 1911-1998

01 Aug 1978 - 31 May 1993 Kauko Kustaa Hjerppe .................... 1926-1996

01 Jun 1993 - 31 Aug 1997 Veikko Olavi Martikainen ................ 1941-

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Kymi (Viipuri)

1634 - 1721 Viborgs Province

12 Jun 1710 - 30 Aug 1721 Russian occupation

1721 - 1744 Annexed by Russia, part of St. Petersburg governorate

1744 - 1811 Vyborg governorate within Russian Empire

23 Dec 1811 - 1917 Within Finnish Grand Duchy

1917 - 1940 Part of Finland

1940 - 1941 Partially annexed by the USSR

23 Aug 1941 - 19 Sep 1944 German occupation

20 Jun 1944 Partially annexed to the USSR

1947 Remainder of the Province within Finland renamed Kymi

31 Aug 1997 Province abolished

Governors

1634 - 1637 Åke Eriksson Oxenstierna

1637 - 1641 Erik Gyllenstierna

1644 - 1655 Johan Rosenhane

(for Viborgs)

1645 - 1650 Mikael von Jordan

(for Nyslotts)

1655 Axel Axelsson Stålarn

(for Viborgs)

1667 - 1674 Conrad Gyllenstierna

1675 - 1681 Fabian Wrede

24 Jun 1689 - 14 Sep 1704 Anders Lindenhielm

18 Dec 1705 - 07 May 1712 Georg Henrik Lybecker

16 Jan - 14 Oct 1744 Yury Nikitich Repnin

1745 - 1752 Afanasy Isakov (1st Time)

1752 - 1754 Johann Christoph von Keyser

1754 - 1766 Afanasy Isakov (2nd Time)

1766 - 1778 Nikolaus Heinrich von Engelhardt

1778 - 1780 Yevgeny Petrovich Kashkin

1780 - 1782 Pyotr Alekseyevich Stupishin

Civil Governors

1782 - 1785 Wilhelm Heinrich von Engelhardt

1785 Alexander Magnus von Peutling

1785 - 1793 Karl Johann von Günzel

1793 - 1797 Fyodor Pavlovich Shcherbatov

1797 - 1799 Karl Magnus von Rüdinger

1799 Pyotr Vasilyevich Zheltuhin

1799 - 1804 Magnus Orreaus

1804 - 1808 Nikolay Fyodorovich Emin

1808 - 1811 Ivan Jakovlevich Buharin

1811 - 1812 Johan Winter

Governors

28 Jan 1812 - 06 Feb 1816 Carl Johan Stjernvall ................... 1764-1815

18 Feb 1816 - 15 Feb 1820 Carl Johan Walleen ...................... 1781-1851

06 May 1820 - 30 Aug 1825 Otto Wilhelm Klinckowström .............. 1778-1850

30 Aug 1825 - 14 May 1834 Carl August Ramsay ...................... 1791-1855

14 May 1834 - 19 Jun 1839 Carl Gustaf Mannerheim .................. 1797-1854

16 Jun 1839 - 13 Mar 1844 Frederic Stewen ......................... 1798-1851

20 Mar 1844 - 14 Apr 1853 Casimir von Kothen ...................... 1807-1880

14 Dec 1853 - 30 Dec 1856 Alexander Thesleff ...................... 1810-1856

30 Dec 1856 - 09 Mar 1866 Bernhard Indrenius ...................... 1812-1884

21 Mar 1866 - 16 Jan 1882 Christian Theodor Oker-Blom ............. 1822-1900

16 Jan 1882 - 20 Jun 1885 Woldemar Carl von Daehn ................. 1838-1900

01 Oct 1885 - 22 Feb 1889 Sten Carl Tudeer ........................ 1840-1905

22 Feb 1889 - 10 Dec 1899 Johan Axel Gripenberg ................... 1833-1918

12 Jan 1900 - 22 Aug 1902 Nikolay von Rechenberg (1st Time) ....... 1846-1908

22 Aug 1902 - 15 Jun 1905 Nikolay Aleksandrovich Myeysoyedov ...... 1850-1917

19 May - 19 Jul 1905 Konstantin Ivanovich Kasansky ........... 1867-19..

(acting)

15 Jul 1905 - 14 Feb 1906 Mikael von Medem

20 Feb 1906 - 25 Mar 1907 Nikolay von Rechenberg (2nd Time)

10 Jul 1907 - 18 Nov 1910 Birger Gustaf Samuel von Troil .......... 1868-1926

18 Nov 1910 - 1917 Franz Karl Friedrich Josef von Pfaler ... 1865-1937

Mar - May 1917 Vilho Sarkanen .......................... 1884-1940

(acting)

08 May 1917 - 31 Jan 1918 Valfrid Suhonen ......................... 1871-19..

(acting)

01 Feb - 12 Aug 1918 Jalmari Kirjarinta ...................... 1881-1938

(for Finnish Socialist Republic)

12 Aug 1918 - 09 Apr 1920 Anders Verner Hackzell .................. 1881-1946

09 Apr 1920 - 17 Sep 1925 Lauri Kristian Relander ................. 1883-1942

17 Sep 1925 - 17 Aug 1955 Arvo Verner Aleksander Manner ........... 1887-1962

17 Aug 1955 - 31 Dec 1964 Artturi Ranta ........................... 1897-1975

01 Jan 1965 - 30 Jun 1975 Esko Peltonen ........................... 1908-2005

01 Jul 1975 - 11 Feb 1984 Erkki Kalervo Huurtamo .................. 1917-1999

12 Feb 1984 - 30 Apr 1993 Matti Risto Väinö Jaatinen .............. 1928-2005

01 May 1993 - 31 Aug 1997 Mauri Kalevi Miettinen .................. 1941-

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Länsi-Suomi/Västra Finland (Western Finland)

Governors

01 Sep 1997 - 30 Jun 2003 Heikki Juhani Koski

01 Jul 2003 - 31 Dec 2009 Rauno Saari

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Lappi/Lappland (see Regions of Finand)

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Mikkeli (Sankt Michel)

1774 Kymmenegårds split from Savolax och Kymmenegård

1843 Renamed Mikkeli

31 Aug 1997 Province abolsihed

Governors

20 Jul 1774 - 10 May 1783 Gustaf Riddercreutz ..................... 1724-1783

28 May 1783 - 10 May 1789 Robert Wilhelm de Geer af Tervik ........ 1750-1820

(acting to 18 Jul 1785)

18 May 1789 - 29 Aug 1792 Otto Wilhelm Ramsay (1st Time) .......... 1743-1806

(acting)

29 Aug 1792 - 13 Jun 1793 Herman af Låstbom ....................... 1742-1811

04 Oct - 30 Dec 1793 Otto Wilhelm Ramsay (2nd Time)

30 Dec 1793 - 02 Apr 1810 Johan Herman Lode ....................... 1739-1817

21 Mar 1810 - 05 Nov 1812 Fredrik Adolf Jägerholm ................. 1760-1817

07 Nov 1812 - 21 Oct 1827 Anders Gustaf Langenskiöld .............. 1771-1853

21 Oct 1827 - 04 Apr 1828 Adolf Broberg ........................... 1771-1849

04 Apr - 23 Jul 1828 Erik Wallenius .......................... 1779-1846

20 Sep 1828 - 12 Jan 1837 Abraham Joakim Molander ................. 1771-1847

12 Jan 1837 - 16 Nov 1840 Gabriel Anton Cronstedt ................. 1798-1893

(acting from 06 Jan 1837)

25 Nov 1840 - 25 Nov 1847 Otto Abraham Boije ...................... 1797-1865

(acting to 30 Apr 1842)

25 Nov 1847 - 14 Dec 1853 Wilhelm Alexander Thesleff .............. 1810-1856

(acting to 23 Apr 1851)

14 Dec 1853 - 10 Apr 1854 Carl Fabian Theodor Langenskiöld ........ 1810-1863

10 Apr 1854 - 07 May 1856 Carl Emil Ceredcreutz ................... 1806-1869

22 Nov - 30 Dec 1856 Bernhard Emanuilovich Indrenius ......... 1812-1884

30 Nov 1856 - 22 Jan 1863 Samuel Werner von Troil ................. 1798-1865

06 Feb 1863 - 27 Jun 1869 Theodor Thilén .......................... 1818-1887

(acting to 31 Jul 1863)

27 Jun 1869 - 12 Jun 1873 Carl Gustaf Mortimer von Kraemer ........ 1817-1898

17 Jan 1874 - 29 Dec 1875 Edvard Reinhold von Ammondt ............. 1832-1887

29 Dec 1875 - 27 Oct 1883 Hjalmar Sebastian Nordenstreng .......... 1826-1890

27 Oct 1883 - 24 Jan 1884 August Alexander Järnefelt .............. 1833-1896

24 Jan 1884 - 20 Jul 1889 Gustaf Axel Samuel von Troil ............ 1837-1909

20 Jul 1889 - 23 May 1891 Johannes Gripenberg ..................... 1842-1893

09 Jun 1891 - 21 Dec 1899 Knut Walfried Spåre ..................... 1831-1903

21 Feb 1900 - 12 Mar 1903 Lennart Munck ........................... 1852-1941

21 Mar 1903 - 23 Oct 1905 Alexander Vatatzi ....................... 1852-19..

18 Dec 1905 - 25 Feb 1909 Anton von Knorring ...................... 1853-1926

25 Feb 1909 - 1911 Eliel Ilmari Wuorinen ................... 1875-1961

1911 - 1915 Leo Aristides Sirelius .................. 1863-1937

1915 - 1917 Nikolai Sillman ......................... 1858-1929

06 Dec 1917 - 17 May 1918 Aukusti Aleksanteri Aho ................. 1867-1934

(acting)

17 May 1918 - 07 Jan 1927 Ernst Edvard Rosenqvist ................. 1869-1932

07 Jan 1927 - 13 Sep 1933 Albin Pulkkinen ......................... 1875-1944

13 Sep 1933 - 31 Dec 1948 Emil Julius Jatkola ..................... 1879-1948

01 Jan 1949 - 17 Jul 1957 Frans Albert Lumme ...................... 1890-1973

17 Jul 1957 - 31 Dec 1969 Urho Juhana Kiukas ...................... 1902-1995

01 Jan 1970 - 31 Dec 1978 Viljo Artturi Virtanen .................. 1912-1989

01 Jan 1979 - 30 Sep 1989 Uki Uuno Hendrik Voutilainen ............ 1922-2002

01 Oct 1989 - 31 Aug 1997 Jouko Juhani Kortesalmi ................. 1933-

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Oulu

1775 - 2009 Oulu Province

31 Dec 2009 Province abolished

Governors

20 Jun 1775 - 28 Apr 1782 Carl Magnus Jägerhorn af Spurila ........ 1730-1782

07 Jun 1782 - 26 Jul 1785 Adolf Tandefelt ......................... 1747-1822

26 Jul 1785 - 08 May 1800 Johan Fredrik Carpelan .................. 1745-1808

11 Jun 1800 - 13 Apr 1802 Samuel af Forselles ..................... 1757-1814

13 Apr 1802 - 04 Mar 1804 Adolf Meinander ......................... 1762-1804

04 Mar 1804 - 1805 Gustaf Fahlander ........................ 1764-1825

1805 - 1808 Jakob Daniel Lange ...................... 1758-1808

1808 - 21 Jan 1809 Nils Fredrik von Schoultz ............... 1767-1816

(acting)

21 Jan 1809 - 03 Feb 1820 Carl Henrik Ehrenstolpe ................. 1753-1825

03 Feb 1820 - 25 Jan 1826 Samuel Fredrik von Born ................. 1782-1850

17 Mar 1826 - 11 Sep 1834 Abraham Stjernschantz ................... 1787-1864

11 Sep 1834 - 28 Mar 1849 Robert Wilhelm Lagerborg ................ 1796-1849

16 Jul 1849 - 17 May 1862 Alexander Lavonius ...................... 1802-1875

24 May 1862 - 22 Jun 1873 Georg von Alfthan ....................... 1828-1896

.19 Aug 1873 - 03 Sep 1879 Otto Gustaf Nyberg ..................... 1825-1879

18 Oct 1879 - 01 Feb 1883 Carl Johan Jäherhorn af Spurila ......... 1819-1890

15 Oct 1883 - 28 Oct 1884 Carl Adolf Tamelander ................... 1832-1884

15 Nov 1884 - 01 Mar 1886 Gabriel Johan Masalin ................... 1823-1886

22 Mar 1886 - 22 Feb 1889 Johan Axel Gripenberg ................... 1833-1918

22 Feb 1889 - 12 Apr 1897 Anders Johan Malmgern ................... 1834-1897

03 May 1897 - 05 Jul 1900 Gustaf Esaias Fellmgren ................. 1843-1916

27 Aug 1900 - 25 Mar 1903 Knut Elis Gustaf Edvard Furuhjelm

25 Mar 1903 - 22 Feb 1906 Otto Savander ........................... 1861-1917

22 Feb 1906 - 24 Mar 1911 Guido Gadolin ........................... 1851-1932

24 Mar 1911 - 21 Jun 1915 Theodor Hjalmar Langinkoski ............. 1856-1921

(acting)

21 Jun 1915 - 03 Apr 1917 Axel Fabian af Enehjelm ................. 1961-1921

03 Apr 1917 - 19 Oct 1925 Matts von Nandelstadh ................... 1862-1931

19 Oct 1925 - 31 Dec 1948 Eero Yrjö Pehkonen ...................... 1882-1949

01 Jan 1949 - 31 Jul 1967 Kaarle Nikolai Määttä ................... 1900-1985

01 Aug 1967 - 15 Jun 1973 Niilo Mikael Ryhtä ...................... 1906-1995

15 Jun 1973 - 28 Feb 1986 Erkki Haukipuro ......................... 1921-2001

01 Mar 1986 - 31 Oct 1991 Ahti Pekkala ............................ 1924-2014

01 Nov 1991 - 31 Dec 2009 Eino Siuruainen ......................... 1943-

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Petsamo

14 Oct 1920 Ceded to Finland by USSR

01 Jan 1922 Incorporated into Oulu

01 Jan 1938 Incororated into Lappi

15 Oct 1944 Annexed by USSR

Governor

14 Feb 1921 - 01 Jan 1922 Ilmari Veikko Helenius .................. 1879-1944

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Pohjois-Karjala

01 Mar 1960 Split from Kuopio

31 Aug 1997 Abolished

Governors

01 Mar 1960 - 28 Jun 1967 Lauri Riikonen .......................... 1900-1973

28 Jun 1967 - 1992 Esa Eljas Timonen ....................... 1925-

1992 - 31 Aug 1997 Hannu Yrjänä Tenhiälä ................... 1941-

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Turku ja Pori

1634 Province

31 Aug 1997 Province abolished

Governors

1634 - 1637 Bror Andersson Rålamb ................... 1568-1647

1637 - 1642 Melker Falkenburgtill Bålby ............. 1597-1651

1642 - 1648 Knut Lillienhöök ........................ 1603-1664

1649 - 1655 Lorentz Friherre Creutz Sr. ............. 1615-1676

1655 - 1666 Erik von der Linde ...................... 1611-1666

1666 Ernst Johan Creutz ...................... 1619-1682

1666 - 1682 Harald Oxe .............................. 16..-1690

1682 - 07 Feb 1698 Lorentz Creutz Jr ....................... 1646-1698

08 Feb 1698 - 29 Mar 1706 Jacob Bure .............................. 1649-1709

10 Nov 1706 - 20 Mar 1714 Justus von Palmenberg ................... 16..-1714

02 Apr 1714 - 07 Feb 1722 Johan Stiernstedt ....................... 1653-1722

12 Jan 1722 - 10 Dec 1746 Otto Reinhold Uexkull ................... 1670-1746

22 Jan 1747 - 20 Apr 1749 Lars Johan Ehrenmalm .................... 1688-1774

07 Jun 1749 - 12 Mar 1757 Johan Georg Lillienberg ................. 1713-1798

21 Jul 1757 - 28 Jun 1769 Jeremias Wallén ......................... 1693-1772

10 Aug 1769 - 20 Sep 1776 Christoffer Johan Rappe ................. 1719-1776

27 Nov 1776 - 12 Dec 1781 Fredrik Ulrik von Rosen ................. 1731-1793

22 Dec 1781 - 11 Oct 1790 Magnus Wilhelm Armfelt .................. 1725-1795

11 Oct 1790 - 08 Aug 1806 Ernst Gustaf von Willebrand ............. 1751-1809

08 Aug 1806 - 31 Jan 1816 Knut von Troil .......................... 1760-1825

18 Feb 1816 - 15 Jun 1822 Carl Erik Mannerheim .................... 1759-1837

15 Feb 1820 - 21 Jun 1822 Lars Gabriel von Haartman ............... 1789-1859

(1st Time, acting for Mannerheim)

29 Jul 1822 - 04 Apr 1828 Erik Wallenhius ......................... 1779-1846

04 Apr 1828 - 09 May 1831 Adolf Broberg ........................... 1771-1849

09 May 1831 - 30 Apr 1840 Lars Gabriel von Haartman

(2nd Time)

16 Nov 1840 - 05 Aug 1856 Gabriel Anton Cronstedt ................. 1798-1893

06 Sep 1856 - 10 Dec 1857 Carl Fabien Langenskiöld ................ 1810-1863

10 Dec 1857 - 29 Apr 1858 Selim Mohammed Ekbom .................... 1807-1886

29 Apr 1858 - 07 Dec 1863 Johan Axel Cedercreutz .................. 1801-1863

28 May 1864 - 13 Sep 1889 Carl Magnus Creutz ...................... 1821-1893

13 Sep 1889 - 19 Dec 1891 Gustaf Axel Samuel

von Kraemer ............................ 1837-1909

19 Dec 1891 - 12 Feb 1903 Wilhelm Theodor von Kraemer ............. 1836-1926

12 Feb 1903 - 15 Jul 1905 Theodor Hjalmar Lang .................... 1856-1921

15 Jul 1905 - 27 Sep 1911 Knut Gustaf Nikolai Borgström ........... 1851-1918

27 Sep 1911 - 27 Apr 1917 Eliel Ilmari Wuorinen ................... 1875-1961

27 Apr 1917 - 18 Jan 1922 Kaarlo Collan ........................... 1881-1964

08 Feb - 1918 Rudolf Wilhelm Österman ................. 1890-1918

(for the Finnish Soviet Republic)

18 Jan 1922 - 31 Aug 1932 Ilmari Veikko Helenius .................. 1879-1944

01 Sep 1932 - 30 Jun 1949 Frans Vilho Kyttä ....................... 1881-1960

01 Jul 1949 - 10 Jul 1957 Erkki Herman Härmä ...................... 1890-1957

10 Jul 1957 - 31 Mar 1971 Esko Alpo Uolevi Kulovaara .............. 1915-2009

01 Apr 1971 - 21 Nov 1976 Sylvi Cecilia Siltanen .................. 1909-1986

21 Nov 1977 - 31 Aug 1985 Paavio Johannes Aitio ................... 1918-1989

01 Sep 1985 - 31 Aug 1997 Pirkko Annikki Työläjärvi ............... 1938-

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Uusimaa

1648-1831 Uusimaa ja Häme län

1831 Divided into Häme (see above) and Uusimaa

1831 Ussimaa län

31 Aug 1997 Province abolished

Governors

15 May - 15 Aug 1831 Johan Ulrik Sebastian Gripenberg ........ 1795-1869

(acting)

21 May 1832 - 02 Jun 1847 Gustaf Magnus Armfelt ................... 1792-1856

06 Jun 1847 - 29 Apr 1858 Johan Mauritz Nordenstam ................ 1802-1882

10 Apr 1854 - 06 Sep 1856 Carl Fabian Langenskiöld ................ 1810-1863

(acting for Nordenstam)

29 Apr 1858 - 23 Apr 1862 Samuel Henrik Antell .................... 1810-1874

23 Apr 1862 - 27 Jun 1869 Alfons Walleen .......................... 1820-1870

27 Jun 1869 - 20 May 1873 Theodor Thilén .......................... 1818-1887

22 Jun 1873 - 01 Oct 1888 Georg von Alfthan ....................... 1828-1896

01 Oct - 01 Dec 1888 Victor Napoleon Procopé ................. 1839-1906

01 Dec 1888 - 02 Jan 1897 Hjalmar Georg Palin ..................... 1848-1907

05 Feb 1897 - 27 Aug 1900 Kasten de Pont .......................... 1849-1929

1901 - 18 May 1905 Mikhail Nikiforovich Kaigordov .......... 1853-1918

18 May - 24 Aug 1905 Anatoly Anatolievich Rheinbott .......... 1868-1918

(acting)

24 Aug 1905 - 01 Jun 1906 Aleksander Silvestrovich Lvovsky ........ 1858-1938

01 Jun 1906 - 28 Aug 1910 Maximilian Theodor Alfthan .............. 1863-1914

28 Aug 1910 - 15 Dec 1913 Eugraf Nymann ........................... 1862-1934

15 Dec 1913 - 20 Apr 1917 Bernhard Otto Widnäs .................... 1869-1950

20 Apr - 22 May 1917 Knut Birger Fogelholm ................... 1872-1964

(acting)

22 May - 08 Sep 1917 Karl Valter Boris Gyllenbögel ........... 1884-1948

(acting)

14 Oct 1917 - 21 Jul 1932 Bruno Fredrik Jalander .................. 1872-1966

27 Jan - Feb 1918 Hermann Hurmevaara

(Commissar for the Finnish Socialist Republic)

Feb - Apr 1918 Juho Vatanen ............................ 1875-1936

(commissar for the Finnish Socialist Republic)

21 Jul 1932 - 11 Nov 1944 Ilmari Veikko Helenius .................. s.a

11 Nov 1944 - 1946 Ilmari Armas-Eino Martola ............... 1896-1986

1946 - 03 Apr 1964 Väinö Johannes Meltti ................... 1898-1964

18 Sep 1964 - 13 Jul 1966 Reino Ragnar Lehto ...................... 1898-1966

16 Sep 1966 - 30 Jun 1982 Kaarlo-Vilhelmi Pitsinki ................ 1923-

31 Jun 1982 - 31 Dec 1989 Jacob-Magnus Söderman ................... 1938-

01 Jan 1990 - 03 Jun 1996 Eva-Riitta Siitonen ..................... 1940-

03 Jun 1996 - 02 Apr 1997 Pekka Silventoinen ...................... 1934-

(acting)

02 Apr - 31 Aug 1997 Tuula Linnainmaa ........................ 1942-

(acting)

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Vaasa / Vasa

1634 - 1997 Province

31 Aug 1997 Province abolished

Governors

1635 - 1642 Melcher Wernstedt ....................... 1602-1655

1642 - 1650 Hans Kyle ............................... 1602-1659

1650 - 1654 Ture Svensson Ribbing ................... 1619-1656

1654 - 1668 Johan Graan (1st Time) .................. 1600-1679

1668 - 1669 Jacob Duwall ............................ 1625-1684

1669 - 1674 Johan Graan (2nd Time)

1674 - 1685 Didrik Wrangel af Adinal ................ 1637-1706

1685 - 1694 Gustaf Hennigsson friherre Grass ........ 1626-1694

23 May 1694 - 15 Apr 1706 Johan Ehrenskiöld ....................... 1631-1706

15 Apr 1706 - 16 May 1720 Lorenz Clerck ........................... 1653-1720

23 Mar 1720 - 03 May 1732 Reinhold Wilhelm von Essen .............. 1669-1732

04 Sep 1732 - 27 Mar 1734 Bror Rålamb ............................. 1668-1734

14 Nov 1734 - 20 Jun 1739 Carl Frölich ............................ 1680-1754

16 Aug 1739 - 13 Aug 1746 Gustaf Creutz ........................... 1700-1746

03 Nov 1746 - 10 Mar 1761 Gustaf Abraham Piper .................... 1692-1761

Jul 1761 - 1762 Gustaf von Grooth ....................... 1685-1764

17 Jan - 20 Jan 1763 Carl Fredriksson Sparre ................. 1723-1791

20 Jan - 24 Jan 1763 Fredrik Henrik Sparre ................... 1691-1764

23 Mar 1763 - 05 Jun 1774 Lorenz Johan Giös ....................... 1710-1774

05 Jul - 05 Oct 1774 Fredrik Magnus von Numers ............... 1726-1796

(acting)

30 Jan 1775 - 26 Jul 1785 Bror Cederström ......................... 1720-1786

26 Jul 1785 - 07 Aug 1794 Adolf Tandefelt ......................... 1747-1822

07 Aug 1794 - 07 May 1805 Carl Fredrik Krabbe ..................... 1738-1811

07 May 1805 - 1808 Magnus Wanberg .......................... 1748-1817

1808 - 09 Mar 1822 Carl Constantin de Carnall .............. 1757-1832

09 Mar 1822 - 14 Jul 1830 Herman Währnhjelm ....................... 1775-1830

15 Aug 1830 - 21 May 1832 Gustaf Magnus Armfelt ................... 1792-1856

11 Aug 1832 - 14 May 1834 Carl Gustaf Mannerheim .................. 1797-1854

11 Jun 1834 - 16 Apr 1845 Carl Olof Cronstedt ..................... 1800-1883

16 Apr 1845 - 06 Nov 1847 Jonas Ferdinand Bergenheim .............. 1813-1847

15 Dec 1847 - 01 Mar 1854 Berndt Federley ......................... 1799-1863

01 Mar 1854 - 05 Mar 1858 Alexander von Rechenberg ................ 1812-1858

29 Apr 1858 - 18 Nov 1861 Otto Leonard von Blom ................... 1798-1877

06 Jan 1862 - 02 Oct 1884 Carl Gustaf Fabian Wrede ................ 1819-1892

15 Nov 1884 - 01 Oct 1888 Victor Napoleon Procopé ................. 1839-1906

08 Nov 1888 - 26 Oct 1894 August Alexander Järnefelt .............. 1833-1896

26 Oct 1894 - 12 Sep 1898 Fredrik Waldemar Schauman ............... 1844-1911

25 Dec 1898 - 10 Jan 1900 Gustaf Axel von Kothen .................. 1843-1906

19 Mar 1900 - 13 Feb 1903 Fredrik Geronimo Björnberg (1st Time) ... 1857-1924

19 Feb 1903 - 17 Dec 1905 Theodor Knipovich ....................... 1858-19..

17 Dec 1905 - 22 Feb 1906 Fredrik Geronimo Björnberg

(2nd Time, acting)

20 Jul 1906 - 09 Aug 1910 Kasten Fredrik Ferdinand de Pont ........ 1849-1929

(acting)

09 Aug 1910 - 1912 Bernard Otto Widnäs ..................... 1869-1950

23 Dec 1913 - 1916 Nikolai Sillman ......................... 1858-1929

1916 - Apr 1917 Leo Aristides Sirelius .................. 1863-1937

Apr - 06 Dec 1917 Juho Torppa ............................. 1859-1941

(acting)

06 Dec 1917 - 01 Apr 1920 Teodor August Heikel .................... 1863-1937

01 Apr 1920 - 14 Jun 1930 Bruno Gustaf Willehad Sarlin ............ 1878-1952

14 Jun - 12 Aug 1930 Axel Erik Heinrichs

12 Aug 1930 - 04 Feb 1938 Kaarlo Martonen ......................... 1881-1949

04 Feb 1938 - 29 Oct 1943 Jalo Toivo Lahdensuo .................... 1882-1973

29 Oct 1943 - 01 Dec 1944 Toivo Tarjanne .......................... 1893-1988

01 Dec 1944 - 19 Feb 1967 Gunnar Ahlbäck .......................... 1900-1970

01 Sep 1967 - 30 Sep 1977 Marti Juho Viitanen ..................... 1913-1980

01 Oct 1977 - 03 Oct 1978 Antti Oskari Pohjonen ................... 1926-1978

03 Oct 1978 - 30 Apr 1991 Mauno Kangasniemi ....................... 1924-

01 May 1991 - 31 Aug 1997 Tomas Ludvig Robert Westergård .......... 1935-

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