Mart Raud

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Mart Raud
Born (1903-09-14)September 14, 1903
Estonia Estonia
Died July 6, 1980(1980-07-06) (aged 76)

Mart Raud (14 September 1903 - 6 July 1980) was an Estonian poet, playwright and writer.[1]


Mart Raud was born in Aidu, Governorate of Livonia. He attended the village school in Heimtali (today Pärsti parish) and the parish schools in Paistu and Viljandi. Later he attended the University of Tartu studying literature. In the 1920s, Raud joined the literary movement Arbujad. After the 1940 Soviet occupation of Estonia, however, he was loyal to the new regime and distanced himself from his previous literary companions, many of whom were deported to Siberia. He was the father of children's writer Eno Raud.[2]


  1. ^ Endel Nirk, Estonian literature, Eesti Raamat (1970)
  2. ^ "Kust tulevad lastekirjanikud?" (in Estonian). Eesti Päevaleht. Retrieved 12 February 2010.