Barbara Helsingius

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Helsingius in 1965.

Barbara Christina Elisabeth Helsingius-Koski (née Helsingius; 27 September 1937 – 9 March 2017) was a Finnish singer, poet, and Olympic fencer.[1] She participated at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[2] She was born in Helsinki.

Helsingius became well-known internationally, and was a member of Visens venner in Norway.[3] She was a member of the joint Nordic cultural organisation NordVisa.

Helsingius died from a long illness on 9 March 2017 in Espoo, Finland. She was 79 years old.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Helsingius, Barbara. Biografiskt lexikon för Finland. Accessed 10 March 2017. (Swedish)
  2. Barbara Helsingius at sports-reference.com. Accessed 10 March 2017.
  3. Helsingius, Barbara in Uppslagsverket Finland. Accessed 25 March 2017. (Swedish)
  4. "Laulaja Barbara Helsingius on kuollut" (in Finnish). Ilta-Sanomat. Retrieved 9 March 2017.