Eemil Nestor Setälä
Eemil Nestor Setälä [ˈe̞ːmil ˈne̞s̠t̪or ˈs̠e̞t̪ælæ], (27 February 1864 in Kokemäki – 8 February 1935 in Helsinki) was a Finnish politician and once the Chairman of the Senate of Finland, from September 1917 to November 1917, when he was author of the Finnish Declaration of Independence.
Eemil Nestor Setälä
|Chairman of the Senate of Finland|
September 8, 1917 – November 27, 1917
|Preceded by||Oskari Tokoi|
|Succeeded by||Pehr Evind Svinhufvud|
|Born||February 27, 1864|
|Died||February 8, 1935 (aged 70)|
|Political party||National Coalition Party|
Setälä was a linguist, professor of Finnish language and literature at Helsinki University from 1893 to 1929. He was a major influence on the study of Finnish language, and the founder of the research institute Suomen suku ("The Family of the Finnish Language").
Setälä was born in 1864. In 1892 he married the writer and editor, Helmi Krohn, and she took the name Setälä which she used until they divorced in 1913. A divorce was unusual at this time in Finland.
His political activities led him to be elected several times to the parliament, for the Young Finnish Party and for the National Coalition Party. For a brief period at the end of World War I, he served as acting head of state as the Chairman of the Senate. Later Setälä held cabinet posts as of the minister of education (1925) and the Foreign Minister (1925-1926).
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| Foreign Minister of Finland