Jaan Kaplinski

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Birthday
22, 1941
Birthplace
Estonia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Estonia

About

Estonian poet, critic, translator, and philosopher known for The Wandering Border, Evening Brings Everything Back, and other poetic works. He also published an autobiographical novel entitled The Same River.

Before Fame

He studied linguistics and Romance languages at Tartu University, ultimately receiving a degree in French philology.

Trivia

He has a main-belt asteroid (29528 Kaplinski) named after him.

Family Life

He was married twice -- to a woman named Kullike and to writer Tiia Toomet -- and had four sons and one daughter.

Associated With

He and scientist Grish Blumberg were both born in Estonia.