Albert Kivikas

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Birthday
18, 1898
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
May 19, 1978 (80)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1898
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
May 19, 1978 (80)

About

Twentieth-century Estonian journalist and author who became famous for his 1936 historical novel, Names in Marble. The work is set during the Estonian War of Independence.

Before Fame

He began his writing career in 1919 and later served as chairman of the Estonian Writers' Union.

Trivia

He published under several pen names, including A. Pedajas and Mart Karus.

Family Life

He was raised mostly by his weaver mother, Anu Kivikas, in Suure-Jaani, Estonia. He died at the age of eighty in Lund, Sweden.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as fellow writer Mihkel Mutt.