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
|David Laid||January 29, 1998||American||David Laid is an Estonian-American bodybuilder, fitness model and social media personality|
|Lennart Meri||March 29, 1929||Estonian||Lennart Meri was the Second President of Estonia and a famous writer-filmmaker, known for his travelogues|
|Carmen Kass||September 14, 1978||Estonian||Carmen Kass is a famous Estonian super model, who has also participated in the elections to represent her country in the European Union|
|Johann Urb||January 24, 1977||Estonian||Johann Urb is an American-Estonian actor, model and producer|
|Ludvig Puusepp||1875||Estonian||Ludvig Puusepp was an Estonian surgeon and the world's first professor of neurosurgery|
|Karmen Pedaru||May 10, 1990||Estonian||A famous Estonian model, Karmen Pedaru has been the face of popular fashion brand ‘Michael Kors' since 2011|
|Edgar Savisaar||May 31, 1950||Estonian||Edgar Savisaar is a politician who hails from Estonia and has been its prime minister|
|Gustav Suits||November 30, 1883||Estonian||Gustav Suits was an Estonian poet|
|Anton Hansen Tammsaare||January 30, 1878||Estonian||Anton Hansen Tammsaare was an Estonian writer who is best known for his pentalogy ‘Truth and Justice’|