Jaan Tonisson

Jaan Tonisson

Name Jaan Tonisson
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1868-12-22
Place of Birth Estonia
Age 72 yrs
Death Date 1941-08-04
Birth Sign Capricorn

About Jaan Tonisson

Estonian politician who served as Prime Minister of Estonia from 1919 to 1920 and as the Foreign Minister of Estonia from 1931 to 1932. He was notably a part of the Estonian delegation at the Paris Peace Conference.

Early Life Experience of Jaan Tonisson

He studied law at the University of Tartu and it was there that he joined the young fraternal Estonian Students’ Society, a group which played an important role in the national movement in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Trivia Info

He was among the first Estonian politicians, who started demanding full independence for Estonia following the Russian Revolution in 1917.

Family Life and Relationship

He was born and raised in Viljandi County, Estonia.

Close Associates

He was born in the same country as fellow politician Juri Vilms.