Famous Estonian Writers

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Robert Kurvitz
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Birthdate: October 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonian SSR, USSR
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Lennart Meri
(Former President of Estonia (1992 - 2001))
Lennart Meri
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Birthdate: March 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: March 14, 2006

Lennart Meri was an Estonian writer, politician, and film director. He played a key role in the Estonian independence movement. From 1992 to 2001, he served as the president of Estonia and is often counted among the most revered presidents of Estonia. In 2009, Tallinn Airport was renamed Lennart Meri Tallinn International Airport.

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Adolf von Harnack
(Theologian)
Adolf von Harnack
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Birthdate: May 7, 1851
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Died: June 10, 1930
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Jaan Kross
(Writer)
Jaan Kross
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Birthdate: February 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: December 27, 2007
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Velly Joonas
(Musician)
Velly Joonas
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Birthdate: June 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kohtla-Järve, Estonia
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Andrus Kivirähk
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Birthdate: August 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald
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Birthdate: December 26, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jõepere, Estonia
Died: August 25, 1882
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Hella Wuolijoki
(Finnish Writer Who Wrote The Famous 'Niskavuori' Series)
Hella Wuolijoki
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Birthdate: July 22, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ala, Estonia
Died: February 2, 1954

Hella Wuolijoki was a Finnish writer who wrote under the pen name of Juhani Tervapää. She is best remembered for her Niskavuori series. Some of her works, like the 1937 play Juurakon Hulda, were adapted into feature films; her play was adapted into a 1947 film titled The Farmer's Daughter.

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Jaan Kaplinski
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Birthdate: January 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
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Mihkel Raud
(Writer)
Mihkel Raud
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Birthdate: January 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
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Marie Under
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Birthdate: March 27, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: September 25, 1980
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Carl Robert Jakobson
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Birthdate: July 26, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Died: March 19, 1882
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Oskar Luts
(Writer)
Oskar Luts
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Birthdate: January 7, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Järvepera, Estonia
Died: March 23, 1953
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Leelo Tungal
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Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
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Juhan Viiding
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Birthdate: June 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: February 21, 1995
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Kaur Kender
(Author)
Kaur Kender
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Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Estonia
Anton Hansen Tammsaare
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Birthdate: January 30, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vetepere, Estonia
Died: March 1, 1940
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Gustav Suits
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Birthdate: November 30, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Võnnu Parish
Died: May 23, 1956