Johannes Semper

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Johannes Semper, 1930s.

Johannes Semper (22 March [O.S. 10 March] 1892 – 21 February 1970)[1] was an Estonian poet, writer, translator and politician.

He was born in Pahuvere, Viljandi County. A student and later a prominent scholar at the University of Tartu, he was briefly nominated as Minister for Education of Estonia when the country was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940.[2]

He wrote the lyrics of the Anthem of Estonian SSR.[3]

He died in Tallinn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eesti biograafiline andmebaas ISIK. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ Eesti biograafiline andmebaas ISIK. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. ^ Eesti biograafiline andmebaas ISIK. Retrieved 14 June 2016.