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Monument to Kristjan Jaak Peterson

Toomemae Park, Tartu 50050, Estonia
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Monument to a poet

Although some people here claimed that this monument is ugly, I can not agree with them. In my... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
DejanNS72
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Novi Sad, Serbia
The poet who died when was 21, but important to Estonians.

Not easy to find (behind the ruines of Domchurch, the Museum of Tartu University). Very important... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Pii L
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Laagri, Estonia
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The monument to Kristjan Jaak Peterson (1801-1822) was completed in 1983. Its authors are J Soans and A Murdmaa. Kristjan Jaak Peterson (14.03.1801 – 04.08.1822) was an Estonian writer. He studied in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy of the University of Tartu from 1819 to 1820. He called himself a singer of the country people, appreciated the national features of literature and thought that the creation of original Estonian literature was possible. About twenty-five of his poems are known.
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Toomemae Park, Tartu 50050, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Although some people here claimed that this monument is ugly, I can not agree with them. In my eyes, this monument is quite romantic. It reminds me on a Serbian poet Branko Radičević who also lived in the first half of 19th century, was student...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not easy to find (behind the ruines of Domchurch, the Museum of Tartu University). Very important person for Estonians, the poet, the founder of the mordern Estonian poetry. Every Estonian knows his words (in the monument): Cannot the tongue of this land, In the wind...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is the monument of Kristjan Jaak Peterson, a poet and scholar of estonian origin, whose importance is somewhat overpromoted in estonian history. He died way too young and managed to achieve far less then his historical importance would suggest. People mainly remember him for...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Located on Toome Hill, relates to the nice story of the young Estonian poet. On the statue it's written the most famous poem he wrote

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

In a short description of this monument you can get an idea how connected is and was the history of Estonia and Latvia, great personality.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful area... Nice walk enjoying Autumn.. followed by lunch Definately worth a visit.. in any season of the year! Tartu is a lovely town..

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

A beautifully sculpted statue; a moving tribute to this national poet who died too young. Located in the park on Toome Hill.

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Kristjan Jaak Peterson is somebody most estonian people know, the most common thing everybody knows is that he walked from Tartu to Riga, Latvija, but he was also a famous . The statue is located on the Toome Hill and there is information about him...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a beautiful commemoration to a wonderful talented Estonian. It captivates. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 21 December 2014

We enjoyed walking around the area and learnt about what Kristjan Jaak Peterson had done in his life and how he is a regarded as a founder of modern Estonian poetry. It was lovely to learn about Estonian history and culture. The statue was clean...More

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