Lauri Kristian Relander
Finnish politicianDied when: 58 years 254 days (704 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Lauri Kristian Relander (Finnish: [ˈrelɑnder], Finland Swedish: [reˈlɑnːder]; 31 May 1883 – 9 February 1942) was the second President of Finland (1925–1931).
A prominent member of the Agrarian League, he served as a member of Parliament, and as Speaker, before his election as President.
Relander is widely regarded as the most unknown of Finland's presidents, as he has been considered a colorless and weak president who, during a domestic politically broken period, allowed himself to be guided without a clear line of his own.
In foreign policy, the policy of isolation was continued during Relander's term, although on the other hand the president did valuable work in representing Finland abroad and establishing relations at the head of state level with neighboring states, such as the other Nordic countries.
Also during his presidency, Relander emphasized the preservation of social peace and otherwise required the left-wing to accept the rules of the democracy, the right-wing to accept the rules of the republic, and the nationalists to agree on the Finnish language policy.