Pärnu Postimees

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Pärnu Postimees
Owner(s) AS Pärnu Postimees
Founder(s) Johan Woldemar Jannsen
Founded 1857; 161 years ago (1857)
Language Estonian
ISSN 1406-2917
OCLC number 473226655

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][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 Tartu and was renamed as Eesti Postimees (meaning the Estonian Postman in English).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f 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.