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Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

Jõepere 1803 - Tartu 1882
Estonian writer who is considered to be the father of the national literature; author of Kalevipoeg (Kalev's Son), an epic poem held to be the Estonian national epic
(Wikipedia)
Johannes Hirv & Martin Saks
1952

Tartu /  Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald   Tartu /  Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

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Granite bust.

Tartu - Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

Inscription(s)

FR.R.
KREUTZWALD
1803-1882

Information Sign

Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

[Text in Estonian]

F.R. Kreutzwald (1803-1882), Estonian writer and physician. His principal
work is "Kalevipoeg" ("Son of Kalev"), the national epic based on Estonian
folklore.
F.R. Kreutzwald was one of the leaders of the national awakening and
founders of Estonian culture.
The monument was first unveiled on December 28, 1952, at the historical
site of the Tartu Statue of Liberty. When the Statue of Liberty was restored
to its former site, this monument was removed here and unveiled on June
15, 2003.
The authors of the monument are sculptors M. Saks and J. Hirv, and
architects H. Karro, A. Mellik and M. Port.

Annotation

The monument was designed by architects H. Karro, A. Mellik and M. Port.

Tartu - Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

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Location (N 58°22'55" - E 26°43'29")

Item Code: ee095; Photograph: 8 July 2013
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