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
Actor
Carmen KassCarmen Kass
14 September 1978
Model

Lennart MeriLennart Meri
29 March 1929
Writer

Edgar SavisaarEdgar Savisaar
31 May 1950
Estonian Politician

Karmen PedaruKarmen Pedaru
10 May 1990
Fashion model

Anton Hansen TammsaareAnton Hansen Tammsaare
30 January 1878
Writer
AksuallyAksually
01 March 1999
YouTuber

Ludvig PuuseppLudvig Puusepp
1875 AD
Estonian surgeon,researcher and the world's first

Gustav SuitsGustav Suits
30 November 1883
Poet
Carolyn BorockCarolyn Borock
08 April 1998
TikTok Star

Kaja KallasKaja Kallas
18 June 1977
Politician
Arvo PärtArvo Pärt
11 September 1935
Composer

Kaia KanepiKaia Kanepi
10 June 1985
Tennis player

Anett KontaveitAnett Kontaveit
24 December 1995
Tennis player

Robert KurvitzRobert Kurvitz
08 October 1984
Writer

Kersti KaljulaidKersti Kaljulaid
30 December 1969
Politician
Tommy CashTommy Cash
18 November 1991
Rapper

Grete SadeikoGrete Sadeiko
29 May 1993
Heptathlon

Uku SuvisteUku Suviste
06 June 1982
Singer

Paul KeresPaul Keres
06 January 1916
Writer
Toomas Hendrik IlvesToomas Hendrik Ilves
26 December 1953
Politician, Journalist, Diplomat

Mart PoomMart Poom
03 February 1972
Football player
KerliKerli
07 February 1987
Singer

Kirill KaroKirill Karo
24 February 1975
Actor

Fabian Gottlieb von BellingshausenFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
20 September 1778
Navy officer
Baruto KaitoBaruto Kaito
05 November 1984
Politician

Konstantin PätsKonstantin Päts
23 February 1874
Politician
Elina NechayevaElina Nechayeva
10 November 1991
Soprano

Maicel UiboMaicel Uibo
27 December 1992
Decathlete

Siim KallasSiim Kallas
02 October 1948
Politician
Patriarch Alexy II of MoscowPatriarch Alexy II of Moscow
23 February 1929
Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus

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Adolf von HarnackAdolf von Harnack
07 May 1851
Theologian
Karl Ernst von BaerKarl Ernst von Baer
28 February 1792
Scientist, explorer

Margus HuntMargus Hunt
14 July 1987
American Football player

Heinrich LenzHeinrich Lenz
12 February 1804
 

Tanel PadarTanel Padar
27 October 1980
Singer
Rein TaaramäeRein Taaramäe
24 April 1987
Bicycler
Mihhail KõlvartMihhail Kõlvart
24 November 1977
Politician

Johan LaidonerJohan Laidoner
12 February 1884
Estonian patriot

Arnold RüütelArnold Rüütel
10 May 1928
President

Getter JaaniGetter Jaani
03 February 1993
Singer
Martin MuurseppMartin Muursepp
26 September 1974
Basketball coach

Endel TulvingEndel Tulving
26 May 1927
Neuroscientist, Psychologist

Keit Pentus-RosimannusKeit Pentus-Rosimannus
03 March 1976
Politician

Grit ŠadeikoGrit Šadeiko
29 July 1989
Heptathlete

Michael RoosMichael Roos
05 October 1982
Football player
Lenna KuurmaaLenna Kuurmaa
26 September 1985
Singer-songwriter

Adam Johann von KrusensternAdam Johann von Krusenstern
10 October 1770
Explorer
Mart HelmeMart Helme
31 October 1949
Historian

Hilda TabaHilda Taba
07 December 1902
Architect

Urmas AlenderUrmas Alender
22 November 1953
Singer
Andrus AnsipAndrus Ansip
01 October 1956
Politician, Chemist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Elina BornElina Born
29 June 1994
Singer
Tiiu KuikTiiu Kuik
16 March 1987
Model

Gerd KanterGerd Kanter
06 May 1979
Athlete

Erki NoolErki Nool
25 June 1970
Politician

Juri PootsmannJuri Pootsmann
01 July 1994
Singer

Ivan TriesaultIvan Triesault
13 July 1898
Actor
Andrus KivirähkAndrus Kivirähk
17 August 1970
Writer

Jacob Pontusson, count de la GardieJacob Pontusson, count de la Gardie
20 June 1583
Swedish statesman

Heiki NabiHeiki Nabi
06 June 1985
Amateur wrestler

Otto von KotzebueOtto von Kotzebue
30 December 1787
Navigator
Triinu KivilaanTriinu Kivilaan
13 January 1989
Vocalist

Ita EverIta Ever
01 April 1931
Film actress
Jaan KrossJaan Kross
19 February 1920
Writer

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

Piret JärvisPiret Järvis
06 February 1984
Singer
Marya RoxxMarya Roxx
18 January 1986
Singer

Stig RastaStig Rasta
24 February 1980
Singer-songwriter
Katrin SiskaKatrin Siska
10 December 1983
Musician

Kelly SildaruKelly Sildaru
17 February 2002
Freestyle skier

Kaur KenderKaur Kender
27 May 1971
Author
Laura PoldvereLaura Poldvere
30 August 1988
Singer

Maik KotsarMaik Kotsar
22 December 1996
Basketball player
Jaan TõnissonJaan Tõnisson
22 December 1868
Statesman

Kadri SimsonKadri Simson
22 January 1977
Politician

Friedrich Reinhold KreutzwaldFriedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald
26 December 1803
Writer

Koit ToomeKoit Toome
03 January 1979
Singer
Veljo TormisVeljo Tormis
07 August 1930
Composer
Marina KaljurandMarina Kaljurand
06 September 1962
Politician

Carl Robert JakobsonCarl Robert Jakobson
26 July 1841
Writer

Magdalena MielcarzMagdalena Mielcarz
 

Eda-Ines EttiEda-Ines Etti
26 May 1981
Singer
Eva-Lotta KiibusEva-Lotta Kiibus
17 January 2003
Figure skater

Georg OtsGeorg Ots
21 March 1920
Singer

Juri JarvetJuri Jarvet
18 June 1919
Actor

Magnus KirtMagnus Kirt
10 April 1990
Javelin thrower

Tanel KangertTanel Kangert
11 March 1987
Cyclist
Pärt UusbergPärt Uusberg
16 December 1986
Actor

Lembit UlfsakLembit Ulfsak
04 July 1947
Actor
Velly JoonasVelly Joonas
09 June 1955
Musician

Tõnis MägiTõnis Mägi
18 November 1948
Singer
Sandra NurmsaluSandra Nurmsalu
06 December 1988
Singer
Andrus VeerpaluAndrus Veerpalu
08 February 1971
Cross-country skier