Marie Under

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Birthday
27, 1883
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Sep 25, 1980 (97)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1883
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Sep 25, 1980 (97)

About

Prominent Estonian poet who was associated with the Siuru and Tarapita literary movements. She is considered one of the most significant literary figures in Estonian history.

Before Fame

She worked as a sales clerk at a bookshop before being discovered as a poet.

Trivia

She fled with her family to Sweden in 1944 when Estonia fell under Soviet control.

Family Life

She married Carl Hacker. The couple divorced in 1924, and Under married fellow poet Artur Adson.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of renowned American poet Robert Frost.