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Sulev Vahtre
Estonian historian

Sulev Vahtre

Sulev Vahtre
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Intro Estonian historian
Was Historian
From Estonia
Field Social science
Gender male
Birth 6 July 1926
Death 31 August 2007 (aged 81 years)
Children: Lauri Vahtre
The details (from wikipedia)


Sulev Vahtre (July 6, 1926 – August 31, 2007) was an eminent Estonian historian.
Vahtre was born in Laiuse Parish (now Jõgeva Parish, Jõgeva County). He ended his studyings in University of Tartu in 1955 and worked there until 1993. He studied Estonian agrarian history, medieval chronicles, cultural history, Estonia's Christianization in the 13th century and St. George's Night Uprising. In 1973 he received a PhD. In 1989 Vahtre reestablished the chair of Estonian history University of Tartu and was its chairman until his retirement in 1993. Until his death in Tartu he was the most important historian in Estonia, the chief editor of the sequence of Estonian history (he edited volumes IV and VI) and also a book of Estonian Chronology (first edition 1994, second 2007).
His older son Silver Vahtre is an artist, younger son Lauri Vahtre is a politician and historian.

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