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Governor-General of Finland

The Governor-General of Finland was the head of the Senate of Finland, the government in the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland, between 1808 and 1917. The Governor-General was the highest representative of the Russian Tsar and received his instructions directly from the Tsar.

Many of the Governors-General were intensly disliked by the Finnish population. The first man on the post, Sprengtporten, resigned after only a year and Bobrikov was assassinated in 1904 by Finnish nationalist Eugen Schauman.

List of Governors-General of Finland

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