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Peeter Põld

Peeter Siegfried Nikolaus Põld (12 July 1878 in Puru, Kreis Wierland, Governorate of Estonia 1 September 1930) was an Estonian pedagogic scientist, school director and politician (member of the Estonian People's Party), and the first Estonian Minister of Education. As curator of the University of Tartu (1918–1925), he oversaw the university's transition to the Estonian language in the newly independent country.

Puru is a village in Jõhvi Parish, Ida-Viru County in northeastern Estonia.

Governorate of Estonia governorate of the Russian Empire in what is now northern Estonia

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Estonia Republic in Northern Europe

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.

Political offices
Preceded by
none
Estonian Minister of Education
24 February 1918 – 28 November 1918
Succeeded by
Karl Luts


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