Pärnu Postimees

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Pärnu Postimees
Owner(s)AS Pärnu Postimees
Founder(s)Johan Woldemar Jannsen
Founded1857; 164 years ago (1857)
OCLC number473226655

Pärnu Postimees is a newspaper published in Estonia. It is one of the oldest papers in the country.


The newspaper was first published on 5 June 1857.[1] Its initial title was Perno Postimees ehk Näddalaleht.[1] The founder was Johan Woldemar Jannsen.[1] He was an architecture by profession and is described as the father or Estonian journalism.[2]

The paper aimed at encouraging Estonians and at publishing Estonian literary work.[1] In 1863 the paper moved to Derpt and was renamed as Eesti Postimees (meaning the Estonian Postman in English).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Ion Stanciu; Silviu Miloiu. Europe as viewed from the margins. An East-Central European perspective during the long 19th Century. Silviu Miloiu. p. 111. ISBN 978-973-7925-92-3. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen". Visit Estonia. Retrieved 3 January 2015.