Antti Hackzell

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Antti Hackzell
17th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
8 August 1944 – 21 September 1944
President Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
Preceded by Edwin Linkomies
Succeeded by Urho Castrén
Personal details
Born 20 September 1881
Died 14 January 1946(1946-01-14) (aged 64)
Political party National Coalition Party

Antti Verner Hackzell (September 20, 1881 – January 14, 1946) was a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party and Prime Minister of Finland in 1944.[1]


Hackzell was the Governor of Viborg Province (1918–1920), the ambassador of Finland to the Soviet Union (1922–1927)[2] and served as the deputy director (1930–1936) and director (1936–1945) of Finnish Employers Association. Hackzell was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs 1932-1936 in the cabinet of Toivo Kivimäki.

In summer 1944 Hackzell was chosen to form a government with the goal of signing a peace treaty with Soviet Union. Hackzell suffered a stroke while on peace treaty negotiations in Moscow on 14 September, and he never recovered completely. His minister of foreign affairs, Carl Enckell, concluded the negotiations.

Family origins[edit]

The Hackzell family name derives from the Hacksta family estate, located in Hacksta, Uppland in Sweden. Through Mårten Hackzell, the only child of the Uppland clergyman Andreas Hackzelius,[3][4] and through Mårten's offspring, the Hackzell family spread to Norrland and Finland.



  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto" (in Finnish). Valtioneuvosto. 
  2. ^ "Suomen edustustopäälliköt Moskovassa" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland, Moscow. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Svenska män och kvinnor – by Bonniers förlag, 1954.
  4. ^ "Book of Coats of Arm" by
Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin Linkomies
Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Urho Castrén
Preceded by
Aarno Yrjö-Koskinen
Foreign Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Rudolf Holsti