Yuri Lotman

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Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Oct 28, 1993 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Oct 28, 1993 (71)

About

An Estonian literary and semiotics scholar and cultural historian, he became associated with Soviet structuralism following the publication of his 1963 essay, On the Delimitation of Linguistic and Philological Concepts of Structure. His more than eight hundred works include Semiotics of Cinema, Culture and Explosion, and Analysis of the Poetic Text.

Before Fame

He studied philology at Leningrad State University and later served as an artillery radio operator in World War II.

Trivia

He founded the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School.

Family Life

Born into a prominent Jewish family, he was the son of Mikhail and Aleksandra Lotman.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as theologian Jakob Hurt.