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Kristjan Jaak Peterson

Kristjan Jaak Peterson Biography

Poet


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.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born and raised in Riga, Estonia.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He and fellow poet Mats Traat were both natives of Estonia.
TRIVIA
He died of tuberculosis at the young age of twenty-one.

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