Jaan Kaplinski

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Jaan Kaplinski (22 January 1941 – 8 August 2021) was an Estonian poet, philosopher, politician and culture critic. He was known for his support for left-wing/liberal thinking.[1] Kaplinski was born in Tartu. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.[2] Kaplinski was a member of the Riigikogu from 1992 to 1995.

Kaplinski died on 8 August 2021 in Tartu from problems caused by ALS at the age of 80.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jaan Kaplinski". Scottish Poetry Library. Archived from the original on 27 July 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  2. "Var hamnar pricken i år Litteraturpristagaren utses i dag". 5 October 1995.
  3. Suri Jaan Kaplinski (in Estonian)