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Ado Grenzstein

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Ado Grenzstein

Ado Grenzstein, pseudonym A. Piirikivi (February 5, 1849 - April 20, 1916) was an Estonian journalist, writer and teacher, brother of Tõnis Grenzstein. In 1881, he founded the Olevik newspaper, which become one of the most important Estonian newspapers of the period. The purpose of the paper was "weaning the Estonian peasant readership away from the 'firebrands and madcaps' who edited Sakala.[1] In 1901 he left Estonia and settled first in Dresden, and then later in Paris.[2]


  1. ^ Kirby, David (15 July 2014). The Baltic World 1772-1993: Europe's Northern Periphery in an Age of Change. Routledge. p. 197.  
  2. ^ Salupere, Malle (2005). Tartu (Dorpat): eine tausendjährige junge Kulturstadt (in German). Tartu University Press. p. 99.  

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