Event Stories

  • The Swedish Era

    The Swedish era begun during the Livonian War, when in 1561, the Noble Corporation of the Livonian Order, residing in Northern Estonia, surrendered to Sweden. In 1583, during the final year of the Livonian War, Sweden maintained its rule over Western- and Northern Estonia. War with Poland ended in … Continue reading

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  • St. George Night's Uprising

    Uprising of St. George's Night, beginning on April 23, 1343 and lasting for two years, was one of the most significant Estonian revolts during the Middle Ages. Harrien (Harjumaa), Wiek (Läänema) and Ösel (Saaremaa) tried to banish foreign rule for two years. Estonians also showed … Continue reading

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  • Stories of the first settlements

    A group of hunters and fishermen stop at the right coast of River Pärnu in Pulli about 9000 b.c. The left hearth places, flint, bone and horn objects and crushed wild animal bones, among which one dog bone can be found are up to now the oldest proof about the stay of people in … Continue reading

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  • German occupation in Estonia (1941-1944)

    Germany occupied Estonia in 1941, and its rule lasted until autumn of 1944. Even though Estonian Self-Administration was active, Estonians did not have a say in most of the matters, most important calls were made by military powers and general commissar. Even though German repressions were not as … Continue reading

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