Kristjan Jaak Peterson


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Peterson, Kristjan Jaak

 

Born Mar. 2 (14), 1801, in Riga; died there July 23 (Aug. 4), 1822. Estonian poet.

Peterson attended the University of Dorpat (Tartu) in 1819 and 1820. His poetry initiated Estonian national literature. In his odes he glorified the powers of nature and high moral ideals. His idylls made use of motifs from Estonian folk songs. Peterson’s poetry was not published until the early 20th century.

WORKS

Laulud, päevaraamat ja kirjad. Tartu, 1922.
In Russian translation:
Selected poems in Antologiia estonskoi poezii, vol. 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1959.
Estonskie poetry XIX veka. Leningrad, 1961.

REFERENCE

Eesti kirjanduse ajalugu, vol. 1. Tallinn, 1965.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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[1] MD, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia; [2] School of Law, University of Tartu, Naituse 20, Tartu 50409, Estonia; [3] MSc, Tartu Kristjan Jaak Peterson Gymnasium, Kaunase puiestee 70, Tartu 50704, Estonia; [4] MSc, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia; [5] MD, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu.
Die Zweckstiftung fur estnische Sprache hat bisher das Wastne Testament (2001), Texte von Kristjan Jaak Peterson (2001), die aus dem Jahre 1884 stammende "Grammatik der estnischen Sprache" (2001) von Karl August Hermann und Kreutzwalds Poem "Lembitu" (2003) als Faksimileausgabe veroffentlicht.