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Order of the White Rose of Finland

The Order of the White Rose of Finland (Finnish: Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun ritarikunta; Swedish: Finlands Vita Ros’ orden) is one of three official orders in Finland, along with the Order of the Cross of Liberty, and the Order of the Lion of Finland. The President of Finland is the Grand Master of all three orders. The orders are administered by boards consisting of a chancellor, a vice-chancellor and at least four members. The orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland have a joint board.

Order of the White Rose of Finland
Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun ritarikunta
Awarded by  Finland
TypeState Orders
Awarded forCivil or military merit
StatusCurrently awarded
Statistics
Established28 January 1919
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Cross of Liberty
Next (lower)Order of the Lion of Finland
Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.JPG
Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

The Order of the White Rose of Finland was established by Gustaf Mannerheim in his capacity as regent (temporary head of state) on January 28, 1919. The name comes from the nine roses argent in the coat of arms of Finland. The order's rules and regulations were confirmed on May 16, 1919, and its present rules date from June 1, 1940. The revised scale of ranks was confirmed most recently in 1985. The original decorations were designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The swastikas of the collar was replaced by fir crosses in 1963, designed by heraldic artist Gustaf von Numers. The honour can be granted for military as well as civilian merit. The ribbon for all classes is ultramarine. The motto of the Order appears on the medallion and is Isänmaan hyväksi, which means in Finnish: "For [the well-being or benefit or advantage of] the Fatherland".

The President of Finland wears the Grand Cross of the White Rose of Finland with Collar (a neck chain). The Collar is worn four centimetres from either side and hangs at equal distances at the front and back. The Grand Cross and Commander marks are awarded with a breast star.

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ClassesEdit

 
Diploma of White Rose Order

The classes of the Order of the White Rose of Finland are:

  •   Grand Cross of the White Rose of Finland with Collar
  •   Grand Cross of the White Rose of Finland
  •   First Class Commander of the White Rose of Finland
  •   Commander of the White Rose of Finland
  •   First Class Knight of the White Rose of Finland
  •   Knight (Chevalier) of the White Rose of Finland
  •   Cross of Merit of the White Rose of Finland
  •   First Class Medal of the White Rose of Finland with golden cross
  •   First Class Medal of the White Rose of Finland
  •   Medal of the White Rose of Finland

RecipientsEdit

Generally the Grand Cross with Collar is awarded only to foreign heads of state, e.g. to King Fuad I of Egypt (1935), Charles de Gaulle (1962), Josip Broz Tito (1963) and King Birendra of Nepal (1988). Prime Ministers of Finland customarily receive the Grand Cross. (Certain leftist politicians refused the cross or didn't wear it, and the transient term in office of Anneli Jäätteenmäki did not lead to the President awarding the cross.)

ListEdit

Professor, Director – GAP, UCLA Anderson School of Management; as a First Class Knight, on December 09, 2011[6] "in recognition of his efforts, through the GAP program, to help Finnish technology companies expand into markets abroad, including the United States"[7] and their advancement "further in corporate development."[6]
  • Jim Gilleran, 2008
Managing Director – Finnforest USA on 2008 September 12.
Managing Director, KIX Consulting Group, President and Board Member of Finland Australia Chamber of Commerce. Knight 1st Class awarded 3 October 2008, presented in NSW Parliament House 6 Dec 2008 by the Finnish Ambassador Glenn Lindholm for fostering bilateral relationships between Australia and Finland Government, Business and Academia in the area of innovation.
Executive Director – International Programs, FEMBA/GAP programs, UCLA Anderson School of Management; as a First Class Knight, on December 11, 2004[14] "for assisting the expansion of Finnish start-up companies through the UCLA Anderson's Global Access Program."[14]
  • Dr. Henry Tirri, 2011 – First Class Knight of the White Rose of Finland
Former Executive Vice President and CTO of Nokia. Henry was a tenured Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. Henry holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Tampere, Finland.

Special honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.campforrest.com/email_call/brian_aabel.htm
  2. ^ Lucas, John (2008). Thomas Beecham : an obsession with music. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell. p. 330. ISBN 1843834022.
  3. ^ Order of White Rose of Finland: diploma
  4. ^ For services to Finland, acting as manager Finnish Athletics Team Melbourne Centenary Games 1935 and Olympic Attache for Finland at Melbourne Olympic Games 1958
  5. ^ "Letter transmitting Order of White Rose", www.ancestry.com, accessed 22 Sep 2015 [1]
  6. ^ a b Bensley, Lucas, "From 'professor' to knighted 'sir': Finnish government honors Bob Foster for his work with country's technological companies", Daily Bruin, UCLA, 2012 January 12, pp. 1 & 4.
  7. ^ Press release, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2011 December 20.
  8. ^ Ambegaokar, Saga Mirjam Vuori (2004). "Gripenberg, Maggie". In Cohen, Selma Jeanne. International Encyclopedia of Dance (1st paperback ed.). New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-195-17369-7.  – via Oxford University Press's Reference Online (subscription required)
  9. ^ http://www.miningjournal.net/opinion/editorial/2016/01/kiltinens-are-well-deserving-of-many-honors-received/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ For services to the Finnish Government as Naval Adviser 1934-39
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ Hasani, Ilire; Hoffmann, Robert. "Oja Erkki". Academy of Europe. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  13. ^ https://archive.is/20141115140230/http://www.debretts.com/people-of-today/profile/8459/Eva-Margareta-STEINBY. Archived from the original on 2014-11-15. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ a b Carrillo, Sandybeth, "Vice chancellor emeritus receives recognition overseas: Finland awards Svenson for work with international Anderson program", Daily Bruin, UCLA, 2005 January 10.
  15. ^ a b Juha E. Tetri (2003). Kunniamerkkikirja (in Finnish) (3. täyd. p. ed.). Ajatus. p. 52. ISBN 978-951-20-6404-5.

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