Famous Estonian - Estonian Celebrities

Estonia, one of the most developed countries in Europe, boasts of a rich cultural heritage, influenced by Nordic aspects, as well as Finnic, Baltic, Germanic and Slavic elements. Jacob Johann Köhler revolutionized Estonian literature when he became the first publisher to publish Estonian-language Bible in the 18th century. Friedrich Robert Faehlmann and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald took forward Köhler’s legacy and proceeded to publish what became the Estonian national epic. Estonians are also much respected for their musical culture, and the nation has produced several notable musicians and conductors who earned international acclaim. Painters like Johann Köler, Ants Laikmaa, Paul Raud, Evald Okas, Kristjan Raud and Konrad Mägi revitalized Estonian art and helped to bring their nation at par with other European countries in the artistic fields. August von Kotzebue founded an amateur theater company way back in the late 18th century, setting the pace for the growth of theater as a popular means of entertainment. In the 20th century, Arvo Valton and Grigori Kromanov played instrumental roles in the growth of Estonian cinema which is now well regarded in the international scenario. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Estonians.

Find out more about the greatest Estonians, including Johann Urb, Edgar Savisaar, Carmen Kass, Lennart Meri and Karmen Pedaru.

The Most Famous Estonian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
David LaidJanuary 29, 1998AmericanDavid Laid is an Estonian-American bodybuilder, fitness model and social media personality
Lennart MeriMarch 29, 1929EstonianLennart Meri was the Second President of Estonia and a famous writer-filmmaker, known for his travelogues
Carmen KassSeptember 14, 1978EstonianCarmen Kass is a famous Estonian super model, who has also participated in the elections to represent her country in the European Union
Johann UrbJanuary 24, 1977EstonianJohann Urb is an American-Estonian actor, model and producer
Ludvig Puusepp1875EstonianLudvig Puusepp was an Estonian surgeon and the world's first professor of neurosurgery
Karmen PedaruMay 10, 1990EstonianA famous Estonian model, Karmen Pedaru has been the face of popular fashion brand ‘Michael Kors' since 2011
Edgar SavisaarMay 31, 1950EstonianEdgar Savisaar is a politician who hails from Estonia and has been its prime minister
Gustav SuitsNovember 30, 1883EstonianGustav Suits was an Estonian poet
Anton Hansen TammsaareJanuary 30, 1878EstonianAnton Hansen Tammsaare was an Estonian writer who is best known for his pentalogy ‘Truth and Justice’

Edgar Savisaar

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

EstonianMay 31, 1950146 views

Anton Hansen Tammsaare

Anton Hansen Tammsaare was an Estonian writer who is best known for his pentalogy ‘Truth and Justice’

EstonianJanuary 30, 1878119 views

Gustav Suits

Gustav Suits was an Estonian poet

EstonianNovember 30, 1883134 views

Carmen Kass

Carmen Kass is a famous Estonian super model, who has also participated in the elections to represent her country in the European Union

EstonianSeptember 14, 1978231 views

Karmen Pedaru

A famous Estonian model, Karmen Pedaru has been the face of popular fashion brand ‘Michael Kors' since 2011

EstonianMay 10, 1990154 views

Ludvig Puusepp

Ludvig Puusepp was an Estonian surgeon and the world's first professor of neurosurgery

Estonian1875173 views

David Laid

David Laid is an Estonian-American bodybuilder, fitness model and social media personality

AmericanJanuary 29, 1998698 views

Johann Urb

Johann Urb is an American-Estonian actor, model and producer

EstonianJanuary 24, 1977227 views

Lennart Meri

Lennart Meri was the Second President of Estonia and a famous writer-filmmaker, known for his travelogues

EstonianMarch 29, 1929240 views