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Jaan Kaplinski

1941 - 2021

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Jaan Kaplinski (22 January 1941 – 8 August 2021) was an Estonian poet, philosopher, politician, and culture critic, known for his focus on global issues and support for left-wing/liberal thinking. He was influenced by Eastern philosophical schools (Taoism and especially Buddhism).He worked as a translator, editor, and sociologist and as an ecologist at the Tallinn Botanic Garden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jaan Kaplinski has received more than 61,577 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jaan Kaplinski is the 1,951st most popular writer (up from 3,423rd in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 82nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Estonian Writer.

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  • 2.57

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Among writers, Jaan Kaplinski ranks 1,951 out of 5,755Before him are Fred Uhlman, Francis Jammes, Bharavi, Ernst Robert Curtius, Minna Canth, and Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail. After him are Tony Robbins, Ramón Sampedro, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Jean d'Ormesson, Aphrahat, and Lina Kostenko.

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Among people born in 1941, Jaan Kaplinski ranks 161Before him are David Hemmings, Aldrich Ames, Yuri Norstein, Captain Beefheart, Robert D. Putnam, and Ahmed Shafik. After him are Chucho Valdés, Luis Alberto Lacalle, Salvatore Accardo, Sarah Miles, Peter Cullen, and Mirosław Hermaszewski. Among people deceased in 2021, Jaan Kaplinski ranks 182Before him are Charles Grodin, Robert Downey Sr., Hank Aaron, Dani Karavan, Charles Konan Banny, and Ronald Inglehart. After him are Mario Camus, Rodney Alcala, Carlyle Glean, Marshall Sahlins, Paulias Matane, and Alexander Gradsky.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Jaan Kaplinski ranks 36 out of 310Before him are Jaan Kross (1920), Johan Laidoner (1884), Siim Kallas (1948), Georg Wilhelm Richmann (1711), Lydia Koidula (1843), and Ilon Wikland (1930). After him are Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878), Bernhard Schmidt (1879), Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (1914), Jüri Lossmann (1891), Hermann von Keyserling (1880), and Leonid Kulik (1883).

Among WRITERS In Estonia

Among writers born in Estonia, Jaan Kaplinski ranks 4Before him are Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), Jaan Kross (1920), and Lydia Koidula (1843). After him are Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878), Marie Under (1883), Balthasar Russow (1536), Carl Robert Jakobson (1841), Eduard Vilde (1865), Oskar Luts (1887), Hella Wuolijoki (1886), and Betti Alver (1906).