Paavo Ruotsalainen

Deceased Person

1777 – 1852

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Who was Paavo Ruotsalainen?

Paavo Ruotsalainen was a Finnish farmer and lay preacher.

Born in Tölvänniemi as the oldest son of plain farmers, he received his first bible at age six. At the time of his confirmation he had already read it three times. His preoccupation with the words of the bible gained him the nickname foolish Paavo. When he heard about the lay pastor Jakob Högman in Jyväskylä, he immediately walked the 200 km to Jyväskylä. This visit laid the foundation of his religious life.

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Born
Jul 9, 1777
Died
Jan 27, 1852

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on July 23, 2013

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