Carl Robert Jakobson

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Birthday
26, 1841
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Mar 19, 1882 (40)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1841
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Mar 19, 1882 (40)

About

An Estonian writer and politician prominent during the second half of the Nineteenth Century, he is remembered as the founder of Sakala, a newspaper that played a key role in a cultural movement known as the Estonian National Awakening. Jakobson also helped to found the Society of Estonian Literati.

Before Fame

He was born and raised in Tartu, Estonia. A radical political figure and reformer, he called for an end to the political dominance of Baltic-German nobles.

Trivia

He established Sakala, a culturally important newspaper, in 1878.

Family Life

His daughter, Linda, established a museum in his honor. His younger brother, Eduard Magnus Jakobson, was a Baptist missionary and artist.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of linguist Jakob Hurt.