Kristjan Jaak Peterson

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Birthday
14, 1801
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Aug 4, 1822 (21)
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Birthday
14, 1801
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Aug 4, 1822 (21)

About

Nineteenth-century poet who is considered the father of modern Estonian poetry. His poems in the German and Estonian languages were collected in two posthumously-published volumes.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Tartu at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Trivia

He died of tuberculosis at the young age of twenty-one.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Riga, Estonia.

Associated With

He and fellow poet Mats Traat were both natives of Estonia.

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