Peeter Kreitzberg

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Peeter Kreitzberg
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Peeter Kreitzberg in 2011.
Minister of Culture and Education
In office
April 1995 – November 1995
Prime Minister Tiit Vähi
Preceded by Peeter Olesk
Succeeded by Jaak Allik (culture)
Jaak Aaviksoo (education)
Personal details
Born (1948-12-14)December 14, 1948
Pärnu, Estonia
Died November 3, 2011(2011-11-03) (aged 62)
Beijing, China
Political party Social Democratic Party

Peeter Kreitzberg (December 14, 1948 – November 3, 2011) was an Estonian politician, member of parliament and a member of the Social Democratic Party. Kreitzberg served as the Estonian Minister of Culture and Education from April to November 1995.[1] He also taught at Tallinn University from 1997 to 2011.[1]

Kreitzberg next served as the deputy mayor of Tallinn, the Estonian capital, from 1996 to 1999.[1] He was elected to the Riigikogu, the nation's unicameral parliament, in 1999.[1] He remained a member of parliament until his death in 2011.[1] Kreitzberg served as the deputy chairman of the Riigikogu for two different tenures, from 2001 to 2003 and again from 2003 to 2005.[1] He was also a candidate for President of Estonia in 2001.[2]

Peeter Kreitzberg departed Estonia in October 2011 for an official visit to China, which was scheduled to last from October 28 to November 4.[1] He was accompanied by three other parliamentarians in the delegation — Kalev Kallo, Maret Maripuu and Sven Sester. Kreitzberg died in his Chinese hotel during the official visit on November 3, 2011, at the age of 62.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Estonian MP dies during visit to China". Baltic Course. 2011-11-03. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Estonia presidential poll fails". CNN. 2001-08-28. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
Preceded by
Peeter Olesk
Estonian Minister of Culture and Education
Succeeded by
Jaak Allik
(Minister of Culture)
Jaak Aaviksoo
(Minister of Education)