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Famous Estonians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

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  • Irina Raud architect
  • Kristjan Raud artist
  • Hugo Raudsepp playwright
  • Anto Raukas geologist
  • Alfons Rebane military commander
  • Alexei Rediger head of Orthodox Church
  • August Rei politician, diplomat
  • Liina Reiman actress
  • Villem Reiman political activist
  • Georg Wilhelm Richmann physicist
  • Harald Riipalu military commander
  • Michael Roos football player
  • Hillar M. Rootare chemist
  • Alfred Rosenberg politician, ideologist
  • Vardo Rumessen pianist, musicologist
  • Balthasar Russow chronicler
  • Arnold Ruutel agronomist, former president
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  • Mart Saar composer
  • Mart Saarma molecular biologist
  • August Sabbe member of forest brethren
  • Edgar V. Saks statesman, historian, author
  • Erika Salumae cyclist, Olympic medallist
  • Jane Salumae marathon runner
  • Evelin Samuel singer
  • Mart Sander singer, actor
  • Ferdi Sannamees sculptor
  • Edgar Savisaar politician
  • Ivo Schenkenberg guerilla commander
  • Alfred Schmidt weightlifter, Olympic medallist
  • Thomas Seebeck physicist
  • Ene-Liis Semper video artist, theater designer
  • Jaanus Silla film director
  • Katrin Siska musician
  • Tiit Sokk basketball player, Olympic medallist
  • Linda Soomre conservator
  • Jaan Soots military commander
  • Eduard Sormus violinist
  • Otto Strandman politician
  • Otto Wilhelm von Struve astronomer
  • Toivo Suursoo hockey player
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  • Rein Taaepera political scientist, politician
  • Jaan Talts weightlifter, Olympic medallist
  • Indrek Tarand politician, historian, journalist
  • Jurin Tarmak highjumper, Olympic medallist
  • Enn Tarto dissident, politician
  • Kalmer Tennosaar singer, television journalist
  • Otto Tief military commander, politician
  • Allain Tikko Estonian army officer
  • Eduard von Toll geologist, arctic explorer
  • Karl Toll military commander
  • Tonu Toniste yachtsman, Olympic medallist
  • Koit Toome singer
  • Kalle Torn Estonian army officer
  • Juhan Torvand military officer
  • August Traksmaa soldier, historian, diplomat
  • Tonu Trubetsky singer, composer
  • Artur Tsobanjan physicist
  • Friedebert Tuglas author, critic, literary scholar
  • Peeter Tulviste psychologist, politician
  • Johannes Turn chess player
  • Erkki-Sven Tuur composer
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  • Jakob von Uexkull biologist, semiotician
  • Marje Uksine artist
  • Aarne Ukskula actor
  • Juri Uluots lawyer, politician
  • Mati Unt author, theater director
  • Jaan Usin commander of the Peipsi Flotilla
  • Enn Uuetoa sailing ship captain, folktale hero
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  • Tiit Vahi former prime minister, politician
  • Edmund S. Valtman cartoonist
  • Lauri Vaska chemist
  • Benjamin Vasserman artist
  • Andrus Veerpaul skier, Olympic medallist
  • Priit Vesilind author, photojournalist
  • Vesse tribal elder, military commander
  • Tuudur Vettik composer, choir conductor
  • Eduard Viiralt artist
  • Priit Vilba politician
  • Gustav Vilbaste botanist
  • Juri Vilms lawyer, politician
  • Ulo Vooglaid sociologist, politician
  • Urmas Voolpriit musician
  • Hanna-Liina Vosa actress, singer, dancer
  • Edgar de Wahl teacher, creator of Interlingue
  • Aleksander Warma navy officer, politician
  • Wimberg journalist, poet
  • Ferdinand von Wrangel Arctic explorer
  • Hella Wuolijoki author
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Land Area 42,388 km2
Water Area 2,840 km2
Total Area 45,228km2 (#129)
Population 1,258,545 (#157)
Population Density 29.69/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $38.93 Billion
GDP Per Capita $29,500
Currency Euro (EUR)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.