Rafael Erich

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Rafael Erich
6th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
15 March 1920 – 9 April 1921
President Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
Preceded by Juho Vennola
Succeeded by Juho Vennola
Personal details
Born 10 June 1879
Died 19 February 1946(1946-02-19) (aged 66)
Political party National Coalition Party
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Profession lawyer

Rafael Waldemar Erich (10 June 1879 in Turku – 19 February 1946 in Helsinki) was a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party, Professor, diplomat, and Prime Minister of Finland.[1]

The sixth cabinet of the Republic of Finland, Erich's cabinet, lasted from 15 March 1920 to 9 April 1921 for a total of 391 days.

The most important function and accomplishment of Erich's cabinet was a peace treaty with the Russian SFSR. The peace treaty was made in Tartu, Estonia, on 14 October 1920. This was the time when the Russian SFSR finally completely recognised Finland's independence.


Erich Cabinet


  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
Political offices
Preceded by
Juho Vennola
Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Juho Vennola