Antti Verner Hackzell (20 September 1881 – 14 January 1946) was a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party and Prime Minister of Finland from August to September 1944.[1]

Antti Hackzell
17th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
8 August 1944 – 21 September 1944
PresidentCarl G. E. Mannerheim
Preceded byEdwin Linkomies
Succeeded byUrho Castrén
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
14 December 1932 – 7 October 1936
Prime MinisterToivo M. Kivimäki
Preceded byAarno Yrjö-Koskinen
Succeeded byRudolf Holsti
Personal details
Antti Verner Hackzell

(1881-09-20)20 September 1881
Mikkeli, Finland
Died14 January 1946(1946-01-14) (aged 64)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partyNational Coalition

Career edit

Hackzell was the Governor of Viborg Province (1918–1920), the Envoy (later Chargé d'affaires) of Finland to the Soviet Union (1922–1927)[2] and served as the deputy director (1930–1936) and director (1936–1945) of Finnish Employers Association. Hackzell was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs 1932–1936 in the cabinet of Toivo Kivimäki.[3]

In summer 1944 Hackzell was chosen to form a government with the goal of signing a peace treaty with the Soviet Union. Hackzell suffered a stroke in Savoy Hotel in Moscow while on peace treaty negotiations on 14 September, and he never recovered completely. His minister of foreign affairs, Carl Enckell, concluded the negotiations.

Family origins edit

The Hackzell family name derives from the Hacksta family estate, located in Hacksta, Uppland in Sweden. Through Mårten Hackzell, the only child of the Uppland clergyman Andreas Hackzelius,[4][5] and through Mårten's offspring, the Hackzell family spread to Norrland and Finland.

Cabinets edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto" (in Finnish). Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Suomen edustustopäälliköt Moskovassa" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland, Moscow. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland - Ministers of Foreign Affairs". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  4. ^ Svenska män och kvinnor – by Bonniers förlag, 1954.
  5. ^ "Book of Coats of Arm" Archived 2010-02-12 at the Wayback Machine by

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Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Preceded by Foreign Minister of Finland
Succeeded by