Peeter Põld

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Peeter Põld

Peeter Siegfried Nikolaus Põld (12 July 1878 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. He was born in Puru, Kreis Wierland, Governorate of Estonia. As curator of the University of Tartu (1918–1925), he oversaw the university's transition to the Estonian language in the newly independent country.

Political offices
Preceded by
Estonian Minister of Education
24 February 1918 – 28 November 1918
Succeeded by
Karl Luts

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