Renowned Estonian writer who published moralistic tales and works of Estonian folklore. His most famous works include Wise Men of Gotham and Reynard the Fox.
He studied medicine at the Imperial University of Tartu.
He was a key figure in the nineteenth-century Estonian National Awakening.
He married Marie Elisabeth Saedler in 1833.
Like fellow writer Anton Tammsaare, Kreutzwald was born in Estonia.