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Edwin Linkomies

Edwin Johan Hildegard Linkomies (Flinck until 1928)
Born 22 December, 1894, Viipuri. Died 8 September, 1963, Helsinki.

Master of Arts, 1913 (Latin and General History, Philosophy and Greek), Imperial Alexander University
Doctor of Philosophy, 1923, University of Helsinki
Honorary Doctor of Laws, 1963, University of Helsinki

Docent of Roman Philology, 1921–1923, University of Helsinki
Professor of Roman Letters, 1923–1963, Vice-rector 1932–1943, Rector 1956–1962, and Chancellor 1962–1963, University of Helsinki
Member of Parliament, 1933–1945, Deputy Speaker 1933–1943, Prime Minister 1943–1944

Held positions in the Helsinki City Council, Chair of the Sibelius Academy executive board and Chair of the National Coalition Party.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Written by Lauri Lönnström
Translated by John Calton

More on Edwin Linkomies online (in Finnish)

  • Edwin Linkomies on YLE’s  Elävä arkisto (’living archive’)
  • Edwin Linkomies, National Biography of Finland, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura.
  • Edwin Linkomies Porvarillisen Työn Arkisto (’National Coalition Party archives’ online)
Photo: Valokuvataiteenmuseo, Eero Makkonen.​
Photo: Valokuvataiteenmuseo, Eero Makkonen.​


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