Peeter Põld

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Peeter Põld
Born(1878-07-12)July 12, 1878
DiedSeptember 1, 1930(1930-09-01) (aged 52)
Occupation(s)Educator, politician

Peeter Siegfried Nikolaus Põld (12 July 1878 Puru, Wierland County – 1 September 1930) was an Estonian pedagogy specialist, school director, and politician (member of the Estonian People's Party), and the first Estonian Minister of Education.[1] He was born in Puru, Kreis Wierland, Governorate of Estonia. As the curator of the University of Tartu (1918–1925), he oversaw the university's transition to instruction in Estonian in the newly independent country.


  1. ^ "Monument to Peeter Põld, Estonia". Retrieved 2021-02-15.
Political offices
Preceded by
Estonian Minister of Education
24 February 1918 – 28 November 1918
Succeeded by