Mikko Einar Juva (22 November 1918 in Kokkola – 1 January 2004 in Turku) was a Finnish historian, theologian and archbishop.

The Most Reverend

Mikko Juva
Archbishop of Turku and Finland
Dr. Juva at the Finnish parliament, 1964.
ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
In office1978-1982
PredecessorMartti Simojoki
SuccessorJohn Vikström
Consecration1 October 1978
by Martti Simojoki
Personal details
Born(1918-11-22)22 November 1918
Kaarlela, Finland
Died1 January 2004(2004-01-01) (aged 85)
Turku, Finland
SignatureMikko Juva's signature


He was professor in Nordic history 1957–1962 at the University of Turku and professor in Finnish and Scandinavian history and church history at the University of Helsinki 1962–1978. He served as rector of the University of Helsinki from 1971 to 1973 and chancellor from 1973 to 1978.[1] He was also a member of the Finnish parliament 1964–1966 and the chairman of Liberal People's Party 1965–1968.

In his youth Mikko Juva took part in the Student Christian Movement and was student minister 1948–1950. He was archbishop of Finland 1978–1982. The most important assignment was his presidency in the Lutheran World Federation 1970–1977. He also published writings in historical and church historical subjects.

He was the son of Einar W. Juva.


  1. ^ Gassmann, Günther; Oldenburg, Mark W (10 October 2011). Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism. Scarecrow Press. p. 213.


  • Suomen sivistyneistö uskonnollisen vapaamielisyyden murroksessa 1848-1869 (1950)
  • Valtiokirkosta kansankirkoksi (1960)
  • Suomen kansan historia (5 parts, 1964–67, with Einar W. Juva)
Preceded by
Martti Simojoki
Archbishop of Turku
Succeeded by
John Vikström