Famous people on Estonia's street names


Kalevi (mythology)

Kalevi (mythology) 31 Kaleva – also known as Kalevi or Kalev – and his sons are important heroic figures in Estonian, Finnish and Karelian mythology. In the Finnish epic the Kalevala, he is an ancient Finnish ruler. In Estonian mythology and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald's epic poem Kalevipoeg, King Kalev was the father of King Kalevipoeg and the husband of Linda.

Anna Haava

Anna Haava 18 Anna Haava was an Estonian poet, writer and translator in the late 19th and 20th centuries. She was one of the founding members of the Estonian Writers' Union in 1922. She was honoured with the 3rd Class of the Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 1930; 2nd Class Order of the Estonian Red Cross, 1935; People's Writer of the Estonian SSR, 1954; and the Order of the Badge of Honour.

Lydia Koidula

Lydia Koidula 16 Lydia Emilie Florentine Jannsen, known by her pen name Lydia Koidula, was an Estonian poet. Her sobriquet means 'Lydia of the Dawn' in Estonian. It was given to her by the writer Carl Robert Jakobson. She is also frequently referred to as Koidulaulik – 'Singer of the Dawn'.

Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald 11 Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald was an Estonian writer who is considered to be the father of the national literature for the country. He is the author of Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg.

Eduard Vilde

Eduard Vilde 8 Eduard Vilde was an Estonian writer, a pioneer of critical realism in Estonian literature, and a diplomat. He was the author of classics such as The War in Mahtra and The Milkman from Mäeküla. He was one of the most revered figures in Estonian literature and is generally credited as being the country's first professional writer.

Carl Robert Jakobson

Carl Robert Jakobson 5 Carl Robert Jakobson was an Estonian writer, politician and teacher active in the Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire. He was one of the most important persons of the Estonian national awakening in the second half of the 19th century.

August Kitzberg

August Kitzberg 5 August Kitzberg was an Estonian writer.                                                             

A. H. Tammsaare

A. H. Tammsaare 4 Anton Hansen, better known by his pseudonym A. H. Tammsaare and its variants, was an Estonian writer whose pentalogy Truth and Justice is considered one of the major works of Estonian literature and "The Estonian Novel".

Johann Voldemar Jannsen

Johann Voldemar Jannsen 4 Johann Voldemar Jannsen was an Estonian journalist and poet active in Livonia.                     

August Weizenberg

August Weizenberg 3 August Ludwig Weizenberg was an Estonian sculptor.                                                 

Johann Köler

Johann Köler 3 Johann Köler was a leader of the Estonian national awakening and a painter. He is considered as the first professional painter of the emerging nation. He distinguished himself primarily by his portraiture and to a lesser extent by his landscape paintings. Some of his most notable pictures depict the Estonian rural life in the second half of the 19th century.

Amandus Adamson

Amandus Adamson 3 Amandus Heinrich Adamson was an Estonian sculptor and painter.                                     

Julius Kuperjanov

Julius Kuperjanov 3 Julius Kuperjanov VR I/2, VR II/2 and VR II/3 was an Estonian military officer who was well-known in Estonia for being one of the Liberators of Tartu during the War of Independence and commander of the Tartumaa Partisan Battalion.

Juhan Kunder

Juhan Kunder 3 Juhan Kunder was a poet, playwright, author of natural history textbooks, and folklore collector from the Russian Empire. He is generally considered to have been Estonian.

Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann

Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann 3 Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann was an Estonian linguist who researched Uralic languages, mostly Estonian. Wiedemann was also a botanist.

Karl August Hermann

Karl August Hermann 3 Karl August Hermann was an Estonian writer, publicist, linguist and composer.                       
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