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Peeter Põld

Puru küla, Jõhvi vald 1878 - Tartu 1930
Estonian pedagogic scientist, school director and politician, first Estonian Minister of Education. As curator of the University of Tartu (1918-1925), he oversaw the university's transition to the Estonian language
Ekke Väli

Tartu /  Peeter Põld   Tartu /  Peeter Põld


Bronze statue of Peeter Põld with a book under his arm, standing on a large bronze disk.


ühiskonna- ja haridustegelane
eesti esimene haridusminister
eestikeelse ülikooli rajaja
tartu linnavolikogu juhataja
Peeter Põld
Social and educational figure
First Estonian Minister of Education
Founder of the Estonian university
Tartu City Council President

Information Sign

Peeter Siegfried Nikolaus Põld

[Text in Estonian]

Peeter Siegfried Nikolaus Põld (12 Julu 1878 - 1 September 1930) was the first
Minister of Education of the Republic of Estonia, one of the founders of the first
Estonian-language university as well as its curator and pro-rector, founder and
head of the first Estonian-language upper secondary school, head of the City
Council of Tartu, one of Estonia's leading authorities on educational planning and
development, and a shaper of lour national pedagogical thought.
The monument to Peeter Põld was commissioned by the Ministry of Education
and Research, the University of Tartu and the City Council of Tartu on the 90th
anniversary year of the Republic of Eastonia and was unveiled on 1 December
The monument was created by sculptor Ekke Väli and architect Ain Rö öpson.


The monument was designed by architect Ain Rö öpson.



Location (N 58°22'56" - E 26°43'25")

Item Code: ee094; Photograph: 8 July 2013
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