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Johann Voldemar Jannsen (16 May [ O.S. 4 May] 1819 in Vändra, Livonia, Russian Empire – 13 July [ O.S. 1 July] 1890} in Tartu) was an Estonian journalist and poet active in Livonia.
Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are terms sometimes used with dates to indicate that the calendar convention used at the time described is different from that in use at the time the document was being written. There were two calendar changes in Great Britain and its colonies, which may sometimes complicate matters: the first was to change the start of the year from Lady Day to 1 January; the second was to discard the Julian calendar in favour of the Gregorian calendar. Closely related is the custom of dual dating, where writers gave two consecutive years to reflect differences in the starting date of the year, or to include both the Julian and Gregorian dates.
Vändra is a borough in Põhja-Pärnumaa Parish in Pärnu County, Estonia. It has a population of 2,500 and an area of 3.28 km².
The Governorate of Livonia was one of the Baltic governorates of the Russian Empire, now divided between the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Estonia.
He wrote the words of the patriotic song "Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm", which later became the national anthem of Estonia. He was the father of the poet Lydia Koidula. As the leader of the choral society which organised the first nationwide Song Festival in Tartu in 1869, Jannsen played a crucial role in the Estonian National Awakening.
"Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm" is the national anthem of Estonia. It was adopted as the national anthem in 1920.
A national anthem is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. The majority of national anthems are marches or hymns in style. The countries of Latin America, Central Asia, and Europe tend towards more ornate and operatic pieces, while those in the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, and the Caribbean use a more simplistic fanfare. Some countries that are devolved into multiple constituent states have their own official musical compositions for them ; their constituencies' songs are sometimes referred to as national anthems even though they are not sovereign states.
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the third most spoken Finno-Ugric language.
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Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, after Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn.
Pärnu is the fourth largest city in Estonia. Located in southwestern Estonia on the coast of Pärnu Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Livonia in the Baltic Sea. It is a popular summer holiday resort with many hotels, restaurants, and large beaches. The Pärnu River flows through the city and drains into the Gulf of Riga. The city is served by Pärnu Airport.
Tartu County, or Tartumaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia.
Lydia Emilie Florence Jannsen,, known by her pen name Lydia Koidula, was an Estonian poet. Her sobriquet means 'Lydia of the Dawn' in Estonian. It was given to her by the writer Carl Robert Jakobson. She is also frequently referred to as Koidulaulik – 'Singer of the Dawn'.
Postimees is an Estonian daily newspaper established on January 1, 1857, by Johann Voldemar Jannsen. It became Estonia's first daily newspaper in 1891. Its current editor-in-chief is Lauri Hussar. The paper has approximately 250 employees.
Jakob Hurt was a notable Estonian folklorist, theologian, and linguist. With respect to the last, he is perhaps best known for his dissertation on "pure" -ne stem nouns. He was also featured on the 10 krooni note.
Juhan Liiv in Werbach-Kosse) is one of Estonia's most famous poets.
Juhan Aavik was an Estonian composer.
Põlva is a town in southeastern Estonia, the capital of Põlva County, and the centre of Põlva Parish.
Johannes Pääsuke was an Estonian photographer and filmmaker.
Jaan Poska VR III/1 was an Estonian barrister and politician.
The Estonian Song Festival is one of the largest amateur choral events in the world, a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is held every five years in July on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Lauluväljak) simultaneously with the Estonian Dance Festival. The joint choir has comprised more than 30,000 singers performing to an audience of 80,000.
Henrik Visnapuu was a well-known Estonian poet and dramatist.
Mart Raud was an Estonian poet, playwright and writer.
Mihkel Veske was an Estonian poet and linguist.
Pärnu Postimees is a newspaper published in Estonia. It is one of the oldest papers in the country.
Juhan Simm was an Estonian composer.
Aleksander Kunileid, was an Estonian composer. He is one of the founding figures of Estonian choral music.