Lennart Meri Jardo Annus
Early life <ul><li>Born on 29. March 1929 in Tallinn </li></ul><ul><li>Georg Meri and Alice Brigitta Engmann </li></ul><ul...
Siberia <ul><li>1941 – 1946 </li></ul><ul><li>Worked as a lumberman, potato peeler and a rafter*. </li></ul><ul><li>Russia...
After university <ul><li>1953 – graduated  cum laude  University of Tartu </li></ul><ul><li>1953, 5. March proposed to his...
Family <ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Regina Meri: Mart (1959) and Kristjan (1966) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Books and films <ul><li>“ Kobrade ja karakurtide jälgedes“ (1958) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tulemägede Maale” (1964) </li></ul><...
Politics <ul><li>Reminded the free world of Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Founding member of Estonian Popular Front* </li></ul...
Recognitions <ul><li>“ Linnutee tuuled” – silver medal </li></ul><ul><li>Honory doctor of the universities of Helsinki, Tu...
Sources <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennart_Meri </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ohtuleht.ee/index.aspx?id=193683 </...
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Lennart Meri

  1. 1. Lennart Meri Jardo Annus
  2. 2. Early life <ul><li>Born on 29. March 1929 in Tallinn </li></ul><ul><li>Georg Meri and Alice Brigitta Engmann </li></ul><ul><li>9 different schools </li></ul><ul><li>Estonian, Finnish, French, German, English and Russian </li></ul>
  3. 3. Siberia <ul><li>1941 – 1946 </li></ul><ul><li>Worked as a lumberman, potato peeler and a rafter*. </li></ul><ul><li>Russian Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in other Finno-Ugric languages </li></ul><ul><li>*rafter – (palgi)parvetaja </li></ul>
  4. 4. After university <ul><li>1953 – graduated cum laude University of Tartu </li></ul><ul><li>1953, 5. March proposed to his first wife </li></ul><ul><li>History teacher, dramatist, producer of radio plays </li></ul>
  5. 5. Family <ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Regina Meri: Mart (1959) and Kristjan (1966) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Helle Meri: Tuule (1985) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 grandchildren </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brother: Hindrek-Peeter Meri </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Books and films <ul><li>“ Kobrade ja karakurtide jälgedes“ (1958) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tulemägede Maale” (1964) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Virmaliste Väraval” (1974) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hõbevalge” (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>and many others </li></ul><ul><li>5 films </li></ul>
  7. 7. Politics <ul><li>Reminded the free world of Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Founding member of Estonian Popular Front* </li></ul><ul><li>1990 foreign minister </li></ul><ul><li>6.10.1992 – 8.10.2001 President of Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>* rahvarinne </li></ul>
  8. 8. Recognitions <ul><li>“ Linnutee tuuled” – silver medal </li></ul><ul><li>Honory doctor of the universities of Helsinki, Turu, Lapland, Saint Olaf (USA) and Surrey </li></ul><ul><li>European of the year (1998) </li></ul><ul><li>Badges of honour* from many countries </li></ul><ul><li>*aumärgid </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sources <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennart_Meri </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ohtuleht.ee/index.aspx?id=193683 </li></ul><ul><li>Valitsuse kommunikatsioonibüroo </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Thank you for listening! </li></ul>

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