Juhan Liiv

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Birthday
30, 1864
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Dec 1, 1913 (49)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1864
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Dec 1, 1913 (49)

About

Estonian poet and author who rose to literary prominence during the late nineteenth century. His best-known poems include "I Saw Estonia Yesterday," "Snowflake," and "The Axe in the Forest."

Before Fame

He studied journalism at Tartu University. He published his debut literary work, a short story, in 1894.

Trivia

His first successful literary work, "Vari" ("The Shadow"), foreshadowed the gloomy atmosphere and dark thematic content of his later work.

Family Life

He was raised by a poor family in the village of Alatskivi, Estonia.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of renowned American poet Robert Frost.