At the beginning of the 19th century, higher education was unattainable for most Estonians. The poet Kristjan Jaak Peterson, one of the first whose gifts opened the way to university, could only sigh: "Shall the vernacular never be equal to other languages…"


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A monument to K.J. Peterson in Tartu.

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