Top 20 Poet celebrities in Estonia
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Poet celebrities [Updated May 29, 2022].
Henrik Visnapuu was born
on January 2, 1890
As a journalist, he wrote for a publication called Tallinna Teataja.
Lydia Koidula was born
on December 24, 1843
in Vandra, Estonia.
Her best-known poem, "Emajõe Ööbik" ("The Nightingale of the Mother River"), was published in 1867.
Marie Under was born
on March 27, 1883
She fled with her family to Sweden in 1944 when Estonia fell under Soviet control.
Viivi Luik was born
on November 6, 1946
Her first collection of poems, Holiday of Clouds, was published in 1965.
Mats Traat was born
on November 23, 1936
His literary work focuses on the influence of Estonian culture upon the lives and decisions of individuals.
Martin Lipp was born
on March 11, 1854
He served as pastor of the St. Lawrence Church in Noo, Estonia.
Kristjan Jaak Peterson was born
on March 14, 1801
He died of tuberculosis at the young age of twenty-one.
Juhan Viiding was born
on June 1, 1948
He acted in a number of plays at the Estonian Drama Theatre.
Jaan Kaplinski was born
on January 22, 1941
He has a main-belt asteroid (29528 Kaplinski) named after him.
Heiti Talvik was born
on November 9, 1904
He was deported to Siberia in May of 1945 during the Soviet Occupation of Estonia.
Ain Kaalep was born
on June 4, 1926
From 1989 to 2001, he served as Editor-in-Chief of a journal called Akadeemia.
Artur Adson was born
on February 3, 1889
He was part of the Siuru movement, which greatly impacted Estonian literature.
Artur Alliksaar was born
on April 15, 1923
He published a play entitled "Nimetu Saar" ("Nameless Island").
August Gailit was born
on January 9, 1891
He co-founded a literary group called Siuru in 1917. Erotic poems written by members of the group were considered scandalous by the general public.
Betti Alver was born
on November 23, 1906
She was a member of an influential group of Estonian poets called the Arbujad (Soothsayers).
Ernst Enno was born
on June 8, 1875
His poetry was greatly influenced by Buddhism and Western mysticism.
Johann Voldemar Jannsen was born
on May 16, 1819
His patriotic song, "Mu isamaa, mu onn ja room," was set to music in 1848 and became the Estonian national anthem in 1920.
Juhan Liiv was born
on April 30, 1864
His first successful literary work, "Vari" ("The Shadow"), foreshadowed the gloomy atmosphere and dark thematic content of his later work.
Mart Raud was born
on September 14, 1903
He was a supporter of the Soviet Occupation of Estonia.
Paul Eerik Rummo was born
on January 19, 1942
He served as Estonian Minister of Culture and Education from 1992 to 1994.