Armorial of Presidents of Finland

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Many of the Presidents of Finland have borne arms, either through inheritance or via membership in foreign orders of chivalry such as the Swedish Order of the Seraphim and the Danish Order of the Elephant.

Arms of the Presidents of Finland[edit]

Arms Name of President and Blazon
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, President of Finland, 1919–1925.

No arms known

Lauri Kristian Relander Coat of Arms.svg Lauri Kristian Relander, President of Finland, 1925-1931

Sable three Ears of corn Or.

Crest: On a wreath Or and Sable a lance Or issuant and bearing a Banner with at the hoist a Canton Gules charged with the Finnish Lion surrounded with eight Roses Argent, the rest of the banner per fess Argent and Azure.

Mantling: Azure doubled Argent.

Motto: Patriae Servio (Latin= I serve the Country).

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim on 1925

Svinhufvud vaakuna.svg Arms of Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, President of Finland, 1931-1937

Ancestral arms:Azure below a Star Or of six points, a Boar's Head Sable armed Argent and langued Gules

Crest: Issuant from a wreath Or and Azure, three Peacock feathers Proper.

Mantling: Azure doubled Or.

Kyösti Kallio Coat of Arms.svg Arms of Kyösti Kallio, President of Finland, 1937–1940.

Argent, the letter K Azure

No motto.

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim on 1937

Risto Heikki Ryti, President of Finland, 1940–1944.

No arms known.

Mannerheimarms.jpgCGE Mannerheim coat of arms.svg Arms of Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim, President of Finland, 1944-1946

Ancestral arms:Divided by a Saltire Argent in chief Or charged with two Colours Azure each bearing below an open Crown two Arrows in Saltire all Or and in base Gules two Gun Barrels in saltire between four Gun Stones all Or, the dexter Flank Azure charged with a mount Or below a Mullet of five points Argent and the Sinister flank Azure charged with a Fortress Plan between two Mullets of six points all Argent.

Crests:Dexter five ostrich plumes alternating Azure and Or, the middle one charged with a lozenge Argent. Sinister A Human Eye proper between two Wings Argent

Mantling:Dexter Azure doubled Argent and Sinister Azure doubled Or.

Supporters:Two Savages wreathed at the loins by an Oakleaf wreath Vert and bearing on their Heads open Helmets proper with as Crest three ostrich plumes Or, and holding in their exterior hands a wooden club proper.

Motto: Candida Pro Causa Ense Candido (Latin; "With an honourable sword for an honourable cause")

Millrindarms.jpgJuho Kusti Paasikivi Coat of Arms.svg Arms of Juho Kusti Paasikivi, President of Finland, 1946-1956

Azure a Mill-rind Argent

Motto:Isänmaan puolesta (Finnish; "For the Fatherland")

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim on 1947

Kekkonenarms2.jpgUrho Kaleva Kekkonen Coat of Arms.svgCoat of Arms of Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (Order of Charles III).svg Arms of Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, President of Finland, 1956-1982

Vert a Fess Or the upper part of which is formed by a fir twig line

Motto: Sitä kuusta kuuleminen (A direct translation will lose the meaning of the original, which can be paraphrased as: "Listen to the tree, by the roots of which you live")

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim on 2 October 1956

Kovistoarms2.jpgMauno Koivisto Coat of Arms.svgCoat of Arms of Mauno Koivisto (Order of Charles III).svg Arms of Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland, 1982-1994

Per pale Argent and Azure broken in the form of a birch leaf

Motto:Valtakunnan parhaaksi(Finnish; "For the best of the Nation")

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim on 1982.

Ahtisaariarms2.jpgMartti Ahtisaari Coat of Arms.svgCoat of Arms of Martti Ahtisaari (Order of Isabella the Catholic).svg Arms of Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland, 1994-2000

Or, a pale Gules semy of Roses Or

Motto: Se pystyy ken uskaltaa (Finnish; "Who dares, can do")

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Dannebrog on 7 September 1994.

Halonenarms2.jpgTarja Halonen Coat of Arms.svg Arms of Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, 2000-2012

Per pale fleuretty Or and Gules

Motto: Yhteisen kansan puolesta (Finnish; "For a united nation")

Adopted on her admittance into the Order of the Seraphim on 1 March 2000.

Coat of arms of Sauli Niinistö.svg Arms of Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, 2012–present

Motto: Juurista voimaa (Finnish; "Strength from the Roots")

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim in 2012.


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