Mihkel Veske


Mihkel Veske was born in Paistu Rural Municipality, Viljandi County, Estonia on January 28th, 1843 and is the Poet. At the age of 47, Mihkel Veske biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 28, 1843
Place of Birth
Paistu Rural Municipality, Viljandi County, Estonia
Death Date
May 16, 1890 (age 47)
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Journalist, Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer
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Mihkel Veske Life

Mihkel Veske (O.S.) was born on January 28 [O.S.] 1843 in Holstre Parish, Viljandi County, January [O.S.] [In Kazan] (4 May] was an Estonian poet and linguist.


Mihkel Veske was born in Veske farm, Holstre Parish (now in Metsla village, Viljandi Parish), Viljandi County, northern Livonia. He attended the village school in Pullerits, the parish school in Paistu, and a secondary school in Tartu. He attended the mission school in Leipzig between 1866 and 1867. He earned a doctoral degree at the University of Leipzig in 1872. In 1873, he published his doctorate on comparative grammar of languages. Veske then returned to Estonia and worked as a journalist for the newspaper Eesti Pllumees.

Veske, from 1874 to 1887, was a lecturer in Estonian language at the University of Dorpat. Veske, from 1886 to his untimely death in 1890, was a Finno-Ugric languages lecturer at the University of Kazan.

Veske was one of Estonia's leading figures of the national awakening during the 1880s. Carl Robert Jakobson, a Estonian intellectual and journalist, belonged to one of the most patriotic organizations around him. Veske, the President of Estonian Literati, from 1882 to 1886. Oma Maa, a newspaper published in 1884, is a comic book published in the United States.

Veske was one of the first Estonian linguists to use the comparative method of historical linguistics. He spent the summers in various countries comparing the dialects. He went to Finland in 1880 and Hungary in 1885/86. On the basis of the North Estonian dialect and phonetic spelling, he favoured an Estonian standard language. He studied the languages of the Mari and Mordvin peoples in Kazan, as well as the cultural interactions of Finnic and Slavic peoples. He wrote a two-volume textbook of the Finnish language in 1881-83.

Veske's body was returned to Estonia after his death in Kazan. He is buried in Tartu's Uus-Jaani cemetery (Dorpat). The bronze bust on his tomb was created by Estonian sculptor August Weizenberg (now lost).