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

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

Gustav SuitsGustav Suits
30 November 1883

01 March 1999

Carolyn BorockCarolyn Borock
08 April 1998
TikTok Star
Arvo PärtArvo Pärt
11 September 1935

Kersti KaljulaidKersti Kaljulaid
30 December 1969
Kaia KanepiKaia Kanepi
10 June 1985
Tennis player

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

Endel TulvingEndel Tulving
26 May 1927
Neuroscientist, Psychologist
Mart PoomMart Poom
03 February 1972
Football player

Fabian Gottlieb von BellingshausenFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
20 September 1778
Navy officer
Adolf von HarnackAdolf von Harnack
07 May 1851

Paul KeresPaul Keres
06 January 1916

Konstantin PätsKonstantin Päts
23 February 1874
Andrus AnsipAndrus Ansip
01 October 1956
Politician, Chemist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

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

Tiiu KuikTiiu Kuik

Siim KallasSiim Kallas
02 October 1948

Arnold RüütelArnold Rüütel
10 May 1928
Hilda TabaHilda Taba
07 December 1902
Gerd KanterGerd Kanter
06 May 1979
Estonian olympic athlete

Gerd KanterGerd Kanter
06 May 1979
Estonian olympic athlete

Magdalena MielcarzMagdalena Mielcarz

Heinrich LenzHeinrich Lenz
12 February 1804
Ginta LapinaGinta Lapina