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  • The Great Northern War (1700-1721)

    The Great Northern War was one of the most difficult episodes in the history of Estonia, bringing along severe devastation, famine and plague. Estonians managed to survive the ordeal, and the difficult times were followed by 200-year long period of peace, under the rule of … Continue reading

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  • The story of Johann Koell, Simon Wanradt and the Wanradt-Koell catechism

    The oldest printed texts in Estonian are the fragments of Wanradt-Koell's German-Estonian catechism. It was written by Simon Wanradt and translated by Johann Koell. Thus, preacher Johann Koell is a significant person in the history of Estonian language; he himself was probably of Estonian … Continue reading

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  • The coadjutor conflict in Livonia (1556-1557)

    The last civil war in Livonia broke out in 1556, when the archbishop of Riga, Wilhelm (see image), tried to appoint the brother of Mecklenburg's duke as his coadjutor, even though about 10 years earlier it had been agreed that it was prohibited to appoint a coadjutor without the consent of other … Continue reading

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  • Denmark's rule in Estonia

    Denmark never ruled all of Estonia, but during the XIII-XVII centuries, it had hold over areas in Northern and Western Estonia and also over the islands in Western Estonia. It can be said that there has been three Danish eras in Estonia, the first one lasting for a very short period of time: from … Continue reading

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