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Anett Kontaveit
(Tennis player)
Anett Kontaveit
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Johann Urb
(Actor, Producer, and Former Model)
Johann Urb
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Johann Urb is an Estonian-American actor and former model. He is known for playing important roles in popular films, such as 2012, Resident Evil: Retribution, and Lord of Shanghai. Apart from being an actor, Johann Urb is also a film producer; he has produced films like Beautiful Girl.

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Tommy Cash
(Singer-Songwriter)
Tommy Cash
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
 4 
Kaia Kanepi
(Tennis player)
Kaia Kanepi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mart Poom
(Football player)
Mart Poom
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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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
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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Kelly Sildaru
(Freestyle skier)
Kelly Sildaru
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Robert Kurvitz
(Estonian Novelist, Video Game Designer, and Musician)
Robert Kurvitz
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

Robert Kurvitz is an Estonian novelist, video game designer, and musician. A founding member of a cultural association called ZA/UM, Kurvitz also went on to found a video game development company of the same name. ZA/UM is best known as the company that released the critically praised role-playing video game, Disco Elysium.

 9 
Alfred Rosenberg
(Nazi Theorist and Ideologue)
Alfred Rosenberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 16, 1946
Alfred Rosenberg led the NSDAP Office of Foreign Affairs in Nazi Germany. Known for his work The Myth of the Twentieth Century, which explored the Nazi ideology, he was hanged as a war criminal after the Nuremberg trials. He was also one of the proponents of Positive Christianity.
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Natalia Zabiiako
(Figure skater)
Natalia Zabiiako
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Elina Nechayeva
(Soprano)
Elina Nechayeva
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 12 
Jaan Kross
(The Most Popular and Most Translated Estonian Writer of All Time)
Jaan Kross
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 27, 2007

Jaan Kross was an Estonian writer best remembered for winning the International Nonino Prize in 1995 in Italy. He also received several nominations for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature award during the early 1990s. Jaan Kross is also regarded as the most popular and most translated Estonian writer of all time.

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Irene von Meyendorff
(Actress)
Irene von Meyendorff
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Birthdate: June 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 28, 2001
 14 
Kaja Kallas
(Prime Minister of Estonia)
Kaja Kallas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kaja Kallas is an Estonian politician and the current Prime Minister of Estonia. She achieved international fame during the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 when she lent her support to Ukraine. Under Kaja Kallas' premiership, Estonia is currently playing an important role in Ukraine's war efforts against Russia.

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Tiiu Kuik
(Estonian Fashion Model)
Tiiu Kuik
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

Estonian fashion model Tiiu Kuik, whose modelling agencies include Marilyn New York, D Management Milan and Marilyn Agency in Paris, has walked the ramp for the likes of GucciLouis Vuitton, and Chanel. She also featured on covers of magazines like Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire; and in fashion advertising campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Valentino among others.  

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Tommy Cash
(Rapper)
Tommy Cash
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Martin Muursepp
(Basketball coach)
Martin Muursepp
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Kirill Karo
(Best Known for His Title Role in the TV Series 'The Sniffer')
Kirill Karo
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Birthdate: February 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces

Kirill Käro is a Russian actor best known for his portrayal of the title role in a detective TV series titled The Sniffer. He has also achieved popularity by playing lead roles in popular series' like Better Than Us and To the Lake.

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Getter Jaani
(Singer)
Getter Jaani
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 20 
Gerd Kanter
(Athlete)
Gerd Kanter
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 21 
Urmas Alender
(Singer)
Urmas Alender
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 28, 1994
 22 
Otto von Kotzebue
(Russian Explorer and Naval Officer Known for His Explorations in Oceania)
Otto von Kotzebue
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1787
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 15, 1846

Russian explorer and naval officer Otto von Kotzebue is remembered for his pioneering explorations in Oceania and his 3 circumnavigations of the Earth. The second son of German dramatist and diplomat August von Kotzebue, he also penned his travel accounts, which were later translated into English.

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Siim Kallas
(14th Prime Minister of Estonia)
Siim Kallas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra

Siim Kallas is an Estonian politician best known for his service as the 14th Prime Minister of Estonia from 28 January 2002 to 10 April 2003. An important politician, Siim Kallas also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996.

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Koit Toome
(Singer)
Koit Toome
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 25 
Michael Roos
(Football player)
Michael Roos
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Thomas Johann Seebeck
(Baltic German Physicist)
Thomas Johann Seebeck
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 9, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 10, 1831
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Stig Rasta
(Singer-songwriter)
Stig Rasta
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Eva-Lotta Kiibus
(Figure skater)
Eva-Lotta Kiibus
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Lenna Kuurmaa
(Singer-songwriter)
Lenna Kuurmaa
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Maik Kotsar
(Basketball player)
Maik Kotsar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Henri Drell
(Basketball player)
Henri Drell
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Andrus Kivirähk
(Most Popular Estonian Writer of the 21st Century Best Known for His Novel ‘Rehepapp ehk November’)
Andrus Kivirähk
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Birthdate: August 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo

Estonian author, playwright, topical-satirist, and screen-writer Andrus Kivirähk is best-known for authoring novels like Rehepapp ehk November and Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu. He is a member of Estonian Writers' Union and is considered the most popular Estonian writer of 21st century. He co-hosts Rahva Oma Kaitse, a humorous and satirical weekly radio show, along with Mart Juur, on Raadio 2.   

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Maarja-Liis Ilus
(Musician)
Maarja-Liis Ilus
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jacob Pontusson, count de la Gardie
(Swedish Statesman and one of the Five Regents Who Jointly Ruled Sweden During the Minority of Queen Christina)
Jacob Pontusson, count de la Gardie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1583
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 21, 1652

Jacob Pontusson, Count De la Gardie was a statesman of the Swedish Empire. He is best remembered for commanding the Swedish forces against the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in Russia. He was also among the five regents who ruled Sweden during the minority reign of Queen Christina.

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Magnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie
(Swedish Military Man and Statesman)
Magnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1622
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 26, 1686

Magnus Gabriel, Count De la Gardie was a Swedish military man and statesman. He is remembered as the holder of three of the five Great Offices of the Realm, namely the offices of the Lord High Treasurer, Lord High Chancellor, and Lord High Steward of Sweden. He is also regarded as one of the biggest patrons of art and science.

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Tõnis Mägi
(Singer)
Tõnis Mägi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 37 
Marina Kaljurand
(Former Foreign Minister of Estonia)
Marina Kaljurand
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo

Marina Kaljurand is an Estonian politician best known for her service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 16 July 2015 to 12 September 2016. She has also served as the Ambassador of Estonia to countries like the United States, Russia, Canada, Israel, Kazakhstan, and Mexico.

 38 
Alexander von Benckendorff
(General)
Alexander von Benckendorff
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1781
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 5, 1844
 39 
Ivan Triesault
(Actor)
Ivan Triesault
1
Birthdate: July 13, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 3, 1980
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Juri Jarvet
(Actor)
Juri Jarvet
1
Birthdate: June 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 5, 1995
 41 
Piret Järvis
(Singer)
Piret Järvis
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 42 
Ott Lepland
(Singer)
Ott Lepland
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
 43 
Irina Leonova
(Theater actress)
Irina Leonova
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Birthdate: August 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Katrin Siska
(Musician)
Katrin Siska
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 45 
Marya Roxx
(Singer)
Marya Roxx
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Mart Sander
(Singer)
Mart Sander
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Birthdate: August 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Sander Raieste
(Basketball player)
Sander Raieste
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 48 
Mailis Reps
(Estonian Politician)
Mailis Reps
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Mailis Reps is an Estonian politician best known for her service as the Minister of Education and Research on two occasions; from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2016 to 2020. An influential politician, Mailis Reps also served as the Minister of Education from 2002 to 2003.

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Marie Under
(One of the Greatest Estonian Poets of all Time)
Marie Under
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 25, 1980

Marie Under was an Estonian poet who is often counted among the greatest Estonian poets of all time. She was also one of the most translated Estonian authors as her work was translated into more than 25 languages. Marie Under also played an influential role in the Siuru literary movement and helped found the Estonian Writers' Union in 1922.

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Mihkel Raud
(Estonian Writer, Actor, and Music Artist)
Mihkel Raud
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Mihkel Raud is an Estonian writer, actor, music artist, and former politician. In Estonia, he is best known as a musician. He has contributed as a singer-songwriter and guitarist to several local bands including Singer Vinger, Golem, and Metallist. Mihkel Raud is also known as the former host of a popular TV talk show titled Seitse Vaprat.