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Marshal of Finland, Baron

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

VR SR, SVR SR ketj., SL SR
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim 1940.jpg
6th President of Finland
In office
4 August 1944 – 11 March 1946
Prime Minister Antti Hackzell
Urho Castrén
J. K. Paasikivi
Preceded by Risto Ryti
Succeeded by J. K. Paasikivi
Commander-in-Chief of the Finnish Defense Forces
In office
17 October 1939 – 12 January 1945
Preceded by Hugo Österman (as Commander of the Hosts)
Succeeded by Axel Heinrichs (as Chief of Defence)
In office
25 January 1918 – 30 May 1918
Preceded by post created
Succeeded by Karl Fredrik Wilkama
State Regent of Finland
In office
12 December 1918 – 26 July 1919
Preceded by P. E. Svinhufvud
Succeeded by K. J. Ståhlberg as President of the Republic
Personal details
Born (1867-06-04)4 June 1867
Askainen, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Died 27 January 1951(1951-01-27) (aged 83)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Resting place Hietaniemi cemetery, Helsinki
Nationality Finnish
Spouse(s) Anastasie Arapova (div. 1919)
Children Anastasie Mannerheim (1893–1977)
Sophie Mannerheim Jr. (1895–1963)
Relatives Count Carl Robert Mannerheim (father)
Count Carl Gustaf Mannerheim (paternal grandfather)
See Mannerheim family
Profession Military officer, statesman
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  Russian Empire
 Finland
Branch/service Imperial Russian Army
White Guard
Finnish Army
Years of service 1887–1917 (Russia)
1918–1946 (Finland)
Rank Lieutenant General (Russia)
Field Marshal (Finland)
Battles/wars

Russo-Japanese War
First World War
Finnish Civil War
Second World War

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (Swedish pronunciation: [kɑːɭ ²ɡɵsːtav ˈeːmɪl ²manːɛrˌheɪm]; 4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was a Finnish military leader and statesman. Mannerheim served as the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Regent of Finland (1918–1919), commander-in-chief of Finland's defence forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).

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