Composer was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country’s greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Continue Reading


The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company came to be called “Lego”, derived from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”. The LEGO Continue Reading

The Swedish king, Gustav III sent the battlefleet under his brother Prince Karl, Duke of Södermanland, to eliminate Admiral Chichagov’s Russian squadron, which had wintered in the harbour at Reval. The Battle of Reval took place on 13 May 1790 during the Russo-Swedish War (1788-1790), Continue Reading

Pearls of Passion by Swedish pop duo Roxette, originally released on cassette and vinyl on 31 October 1986 in Scandinavia and Canada. The record was an immediate commercial success in Sweden, peaking at number two on the albums chart, and going on to sell over Continue Reading