Edgar Savisaar - Estonian Politician, Timeline and Personal Life

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Edgar Savisaar is a politician who hails from Estonia and has been its prime minister

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 31, 1950
NationalityEstonian
FamousEstonian Politician, Republicans, Leaders, Political Leaders
IdeologiesRepublicans
SpousesVilja Savisaar-Toomast
Known asMayor Edgar Savisaar
Universities
  • University of Tartu
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Popular Front of Estonia
  • Estonian Centre Party
Birth PlaceHarku Parish
Political IdeologyPolitical party - Communist Party (1983–1988), Popular Front (1988–1991), Centre Party (1991–present)
Height166cm
GenderMale
FatherElmar Savisaar
MotherMaria Burešin
Net Worth$156.5 Million as of May 2,2017
Sun SignGemini
Born inHarku Parish
Famous asEstonian Politician

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Who is Edgar Savisaar?

Edgar Savisaar who went on to become a prominent politician was born in a prison following his parents’ arrest. Fortunately his mother’s term in the prison ended when Edgar was still an infant and his childhood returned to normalcy. The young lad then received his primary as well as secondary education, and even completed his graduation. He found his true calling in politics, and even pursued a career in the field. Soon he proved his mettle, and was appointed to various prominent posts in his political career. Edgar has been elected as the Mayor of Tallinn more than once, which was considered an exceptional feat by many. Although he faced many controversies and accusations, he still managed to retain his supporters, and continued his political journey. This leader is confident and has been known for performing his duties efficiently. His leadership abilities even helped him become the first Prime Minister of Estonian Republic, after its independence was restored. A prolific writer, he has published many articles and even a few books. Much is not known about his personal life except for the fact that he married thrice, and his last wife is also an Estonian politician. To know more about his political profile, works, achievements and timeline read on

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Childhood & Early Life

Edgar was born to Elmar Savisaar and Marie Burešin on 31st May 1950. Both his parents served few years in prison on charges related to property and taxation. As a result, Edgar was born at a prison located in Harku, a village belonging to the Estonian county Harju.

He has two siblings, a brother named Lembit Savisaar as well as a sister named Koidula Frolov.

He completed his elementary and secondary education from the Estonian city named Tartu. Later he started pursuing his education at the ‘University of Tartu’ in history and graduated in 1973.

As a candidate of philosophy, he penned a thesis titled ‘Social Philosophical Foundation of the Global Models of the Club of Rome’, in the year 1980.

Career

During the period 1980-85, he served as the Chairperson of the ‘Planning Committee of Executive Committee’ of Tallinn Mere District Soviet.

He headed the Department of ‘National Planning Committee’ of Estonia SSR from 1985 to 1988.

This politician served at ‘Mainor’, a consultation establishment, as a research director during 1988-89.

He was then appointed the deputy chairman of the ‘Supreme Soviet of Estonian SSR’ and also headed the ‘Planning Committee’ of the state during 1989-90.

This leader then co-founded the party ‘Popular Front’ in the 1980’s and this party generated the phenomenon called ‘Singing Revolution’.

In 1990, he was appointed as the Minister of Economic Affairs to the Estonian SSR. The same year, he also chaired the Council of Ministers.

Estonia restored its independence and Edgar was elected as the first Prime Minister of Estonian Republic on 20th August 1991. He served in the office for about five months and then resigned due to the deteriorating economy of the country.

During the period 1992-95, he was appointed as the Vice-Speaker of the Estonian legislature, which is popularly known as ‘Riigikogu’.

This political leader then became the Interior Minister of the country, but after allegations of interfering with the privacy of other politicians, he was removed from the post. However, these allegations were not proved and Savisaar declared to withdraw from politics.In 1996, he contested the ‘Riigikogu’ elections and was elected as the Chairman of the ‘Tallinn City Council’.

During the period 1992-2001 he became a Member of 7th, 8th and 9th ‘Riigikogu’, the Estonian parliament.

He was then handled the responsibility of being the Mayor of Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, during the period 2001-04. After a no confidence vote by the members of the city council, Edgar was removed from his office and Tonis Palts was elected as the new Mayor.

In the year 2005, he became the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonian Republic and served the post for the following two years.

Since 2007, Edgar has been serving another term as the Mayor of Tallinn.

Major Works

The party ‘Popular Front’ which was co-founded by Edgar in the 1980s moulded the ‘Singing Revolution’ and this phenomenon was instrumental in restoring the independence of Estonia as well as Latvia and Lithuania.

Awards & Achievements

Savisaar received the ‘Order of the National Coast of Arms’ 2nd Class from Estonia in 2001.

In 2005, this leader was honoured with the ‘Order of the Three Stars’ 2nd Class by Latvia.

he was felicitated with the ‘Order of the National Coast of Arms’ 2nd Class in 2006 by the Estonia Republic.

Personal Life & Legacy

Edgar Savisaar’s first wife was Kaire Karon, and the couple have a son by the name Erki. He then married a woman named Liis Sirje Savisaar, with whom he has a daughter.

This Mayor’s third marriage was with Vilja Savisaar, who is also a politician of the same country, and their daughter is named Rosina. However, the couple declared to get divorced in the year 2009.

This politician has been the centre of controversy for using ‘Machiavellian’ political techniques, which involves incorporating deceptive methods to achieve political goals goals.

This leader is fluent in languages such as Finnish, German and Russian. He has the publication of a few articles and books to his credit.

Trivia

Possibly, he is the most controversial politician of Estonia. ‘Postimees’, a newspaper conducted a poll and its results showed that almost 87% of the people believed Edgar to be provoking clashes

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Edgar Savisaar biography timelines

  • // 31st May 1950
    Edgar was born to Elmar Savisaar and Marie Burešin on 31st May 1950. Both his parents served few years in prison on charges related to property and taxation. As a result, Edgar was born at a prison located in Harku, a village belonging to the Estonian county Harju.
  • // 1973
    He completed his elementary and secondary education from the Estonian city named Tartu. Later he started pursuing his education at the ‘University of Tartu’ in history and graduated in 1973.
  • // 1980
    As a candidate of philosophy, he penned a thesis titled ‘Social Philosophical Foundation of the Global Models of the Club of Rome’, in the year 1980.
  • // 1980 To 1985
    During the period 1980-85, he served as the Chairperson of the ‘Planning Committee of Executive Committee’ of Tallinn Mere District Soviet.
  • // 1980
    This leader then co-founded the party ‘Popular Front’ in the 1980’s and this party generated the phenomenon called ‘Singing Revolution’.
  • // 1985 To 1988
    He headed the Department of ‘National Planning Committee’ of Estonia SSR from 1985 to 1988.
  • // 1988 To 1989
    This politician served at ‘Mainor’, a consultation establishment, as a research director during 1988-89.
  • // 1989 To 1990
    He was then appointed the deputy chairman of the ‘Supreme Soviet of Estonian SSR’ and also headed the ‘Planning Committee’ of the state during 1989-90.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he was appointed as the Minister of Economic Affairs to the Estonian SSR. The same year, he also chaired the Council of Ministers.
  • // 20th Aug 1991
    Estonia restored its independence and Edgar was elected as the first Prime Minister of Estonian Republic on 20th August 1991. He served in the office for about five months and then resigned due to the deteriorating economy of the country.
  • // 1992 To 1995
    During the period 1992-95, he was appointed as the Vice-Speaker of the Estonian legislature, which is popularly known as ‘Riigikogu’.
  • // 1992 To 2001
    During the period 1992-2001 he became a Member of 7th, 8th and 9th ‘Riigikogu’, the Estonian parliament.
  • // 1996
    This political leader then became the Interior Minister of the country, but after allegations of interfering with the privacy of other politicians, he was removed from the post. However, these allegations were not proved and Savisaar declared to withdraw from politics.In 1996, he contested the ‘Riigikogu’ elections and was elected as the Chairman of the ‘Tallinn City Council’.
  • // 2001
    He was then handled the responsibility of being the Mayor of Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, during the period 2001-04. After a no confidence vote by the members of the city council, Edgar was removed from his office and Tonis Palts was elected as the new Mayor.
  • // 2001
    Savisaar received the ‘Order of the National Coast of Arms’ 2nd Class from Estonia in 2001.
  • // 2005
    In the year 2005, he became the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonian Republic and served the post for the following two years.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, this leader was honoured with the ‘Order of the Three Stars’ 2nd Class by Latvia.
  • // 2006
    he was felicitated with the ‘Order of the National Coast of Arms’ 2nd Class in 2006 by the Estonia Republic.
  • // 2007
    Since 2007, Edgar has been serving another term as the Mayor of Tallinn.
  • // 2009
    This Mayor’s third marriage was with Vilja Savisaar, who is also a politician of the same country, and their daughter is named Rosina. However, the couple declared to get divorced in the year 2009.

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Edgar Savisaar's FAQ

  • What is Edgar Savisaar birthday?

    Edgar Savisaar was born at 1950-05-31

  • Where is Edgar Savisaar's birth place?

    Edgar Savisaar was born in Harku Parish

  • What is Edgar Savisaar nationalities?

    Edgar Savisaar's nationalities is Estonian

  • What is Edgar Savisaar ideologies?

    Edgar Savisaar's ideologies is Republicans

  • Who is Edgar Savisaar spouses?

    Edgar Savisaar's spouses is Vilja Savisaar-Toomast

  • What was Edgar Savisaar universities?

    Edgar Savisaar studied at University of Tartu

  • Which company or organization was founded by Edgar Savisaar?

    Edgar Savisaar was the founder/co-founder of Popular Front of Estonia, Estonian Centre Party

  • What is Edgar Savisaar's political ideology?

    Edgar Savisaar's political ideology is Political party - Communist Party (1983–1988), Popular Front (1988–1991), Centre Party (1991–present)

  • How tall is Edgar Savisaar?

    Edgar Savisaar's height is 166

  • Who is Edgar Savisaar's father?

    Edgar Savisaar's father is Elmar Savisaar

  • Who is Edgar Savisaar's mother?

    Edgar Savisaar's mother is Maria Burešin

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    Edgar Savisaar is Gemini

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    Edgar Savisaar is famouse as Estonian Politician