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Väinö Tanner (geographer)

Väinö Tanner (1881–1948) was a Finnish geographer, geologist and diplomat. Tanner is best known for his studies on the Quaternary geology of northern Finland. He was a vocal opponent to the Finnicization of the University of Helsinki.[1]

Väinö Tanner
Born (1881-05-10)10 May 1881
Died 26 April 1948(1948-04-26) (aged 66)
Residence Finland, Sweden
Nationality Finnish
Citizenship Russia (Finland)
Scientific career
Fields Geography
Quaternary geology
Institutions University of Helsinki


  1. ^ Lindberg, Johan (August 5, 2011). "Tanner, Väinö". Uppslagsverket Finland (in Swedish). Retrieved November 30, 2017.