Mõdriku

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Mõdriku
Village
Mõdriku Manor
Mõdriku Manor
Mõdriku is located in Estonia
Mõdriku
Mõdriku
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°19′N 26°28′E / 59.317°N 26.467°E / 59.317; 26.467Coordinates: 59°19′N 26°28′E / 59.317°N 26.467°E / 59.317; 26.467
Country  Estonia
County Lääne-Viru County
Parish Vinni Parish
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mõdriku is a village in Vinni Parish, Lääne-Viru County, in northeastern Estonia.

Mõdriku manor[edit]

A column commemorating the 1812 war between Russia and Fance, in Mõdriku manor park.
The manor park with the 1812 French-Russian War commemorative column

Mõdriku estate (German: Mödders) was first mentioned in 1470. Over the centuries, it has been the property of various Baltic German families. During the 20th century, it has been used by various schools. The building traces its oldest parts to the 17th century, but has been extensively enlarged and rebuilt both during the 1780s and 1890s.[1]

The manor was the home of several successive generations of the von Kaulbars family, including Russian general and explorer Alexander Kaulbars. An ancestor to him, R. A. von Kaulbars (reputedly a great patriot) put up the column commemorating the French-Russian War of 1812 that is still visible in the manor park.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 155. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 155. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  3. ^ Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. p. 125. ISBN 9949-407-18-4. 

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