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Jaan Kärner Biography | Poet

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Jaan Kärner (Born May 27 1891 in Käo village, then Kirepi municipality, today Rõngu Parish, Tartu County, died April 3 1958 in Tartu ) was an Estonian poet and writer. He is known especially for his nature poetry. Many of his poems were set to music by Estonian composers of choral music. Kärner also wrote numerous novels, plays, literary criticism, and scientific literature and historical treatises. He translated works from German and Russian, most notably the poems of Heinrich Heine into Estonian in 1934.