Bengt Gottfried Forselius

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Birthday
17, 1660
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Nov 16, 1688 (28)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1660
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Nov 16, 1688 (28)

About

Writer of the first Estonian ABC book and a key figure in the establishment of Estonian public education. He was also a late seventeenth-century reformer of the Estonian language.

Before Fame

He studied law at the University of Wittenberg and subsequently established a teachers' college in the town of Piiskopimoisa.

Trivia

He founded a total of thirty-eight schools over the course of his short life.

Family Life

His father, Johann Forselius, was a pastor and a Finnish-born Swede.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as poet Ernst Enno.