Estonia, one of the most developed countries in Europe, boasts of a rich cultural heritage, influenced by Nordic aspects, as well as Finnic, Baltic, Germanic and Slavic elements. Jacob Johann Köhler revolutionized Estonian literature when he became the first publisher to publish Estonian-language Bible in the 18th century. Friedrich Robert Faehlmann and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald took forward Köhler’s legacy and proceeded to publish what became the Estonian national epic. Estonians are also much respected for their musical culture, and the nation has produced several notable musicians and conductors who earned international acclaim. Painters like Johann Köler, Ants Laikmaa, Paul Raud, Evald Okas, Kristjan Raud and Konrad Mägi revitalized Estonian art and helped to bring their nation at par with other European countries in the artistic fields. August von Kotzebue founded an amateur theater company way back in the late 18th century, setting the pace for the growth of theater as a popular means of entertainment. In the 20th century, Arvo Valton and Grigori Kromanov played instrumental roles in the growth of Estonian cinema which is now well regarded in the international scenario. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Estonians.
Johann UrbJohann Urb
24 January 1977
Carmen KassCarmen Kass
14 September 1978

Lennart MeriLennart Meri
29 March 1929

Edgar SavisaarEdgar Savisaar
31 May 1950
Estonian Politician

Karmen PedaruKarmen Pedaru
10 May 1990
Fashion model

Ludvig PuuseppLudvig Puusepp
1875 AD
Estonian surgeon,researcher and the world's first
Anton Hansen TammsaareAnton Hansen Tammsaare
30 January 1878

Gustav SuitsGustav Suits
30 November 1883

01 March 1999
Carolyn BorockCarolyn Borock
08 April 1998
TikTok Star

Kersti KaljulaidKersti Kaljulaid
30 December 1969
Arvo PärtArvo Pärt
11 September 1935

Toomas Hendrik IlvesToomas Hendrik Ilves
26 December 1953
Politician, Journalist, Diplomat

Paul KeresPaul Keres
06 January 1916

Fabian Gottlieb von BellingshausenFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
20 September 1778
Navy officer

Kaia KanepiKaia Kanepi
10 June 1985
Tennis player
Konstantin PätsKonstantin Päts
23 February 1874

Mart PoomMart Poom
03 February 1972
Football player

Adolf von HarnackAdolf von Harnack
07 May 1851

Karl Ernst von BaerKarl Ernst von Baer
28 February 1792
Scientist, explorer
Patriarch Alexy II of MoscowPatriarch Alexy II of Moscow
23 February 1929
Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus

Endel TulvingEndel Tulving
26 May 1927
Neuroscientist, Psychologist
Tiiu KuikTiiu Kuik

Adam Johann von KrusensternAdam Johann von Krusenstern
10 October 1770

Arnold RüütelArnold Rüütel
10 May 1928
Johan LaidonerJohan Laidoner
12 February 1884
Estonian patriot

Otto von KotzebueOtto von Kotzebue
30 December 1787
Andrus AnsipAndrus Ansip
01 October 1956
Politician, Chemist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Gerd KanterGerd Kanter
06 May 1979
Estonian olympic athlete

Gerd KanterGerd Kanter
06 May 1979
Estonian olympic athlete
Hilda TabaHilda Taba
07 December 1902

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Siim KallasSiim Kallas
02 October 1948
Veljo TormisVeljo Tormis
07 August 1930

Magdalena MielcarzMagdalena Mielcarz

Jaan TõnissonJaan Tõnisson
22 December 1868

Friedrich Reinhold KreutzwaldFriedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald
26 December 1803
Bernhard SchmidtBernhard Schmidt
11 April 1879
Heinrich LenzHeinrich Lenz
12 February 1804

Ginta LapinaGinta Lapina

Hannibal SehestedHannibal Sehested
1609 AD

Kazimierz SwiatekKazimierz Swiatek
21 October 1914
Jacob Pontusson, count de la GardieJacob Pontusson, count de la Gardie
20 June 1583
Swedish statesman

Magnus Gabriel, count de la GardieMagnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie
15 October 1622
Swedish statesman