Jaan Kross

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Birthday
19, 1920
Birthplace
Estonia
DEATH DATE
Dec 27, 2007 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1920
Birthplace
Estonia
DEATH DATE
Dec 27, 2007 (87)

About

A twentieth-century Estonian prose writer, he published more than ten novels over the course of his illustrious career. His most famous works include The Czar's Madman, Professor Martens' Departure, and Treading Air.

Before Fame

He began his literary career as a poet. The first volume of Between Three Plagues, one of Kross' famous early prose works, was published in 1970.

Trivia

Most of his literary works fall into the genre of historical fiction and focus on the struggles among Estonians, Russians, and Baltic Germans.

Family Life

With his wife Ellen Niit, he had four children.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of American writer Michael Chabon.