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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]


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