The father of Estonian

Statue of K. J. Peterson

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Why locals love it

Kristjan Jaak Peterson was an Estonian writer and poet who died of tuberculosis at the age of 21, having lived a very poor life and was known to have walked from Tartu to Riga and back several times.

Why you should visit it

Despite his complicated youth this guy knew 16 languages, wrote many poems and played a fairly important role in Estonian culture. You've got to give him some credit for that.

Special tip

His birthday on the 14th March is now celebrated as the Day of Estonian language.

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