Lennart Meri

Estonian writer, filmmaker and politician; President of Estonia in 1992–2001

Lennart Georg Meri (29 March 1929 – 14 March 2006) was an Estonian politician, writer, and movie director. He was the second President of Estonia from 1992 to 2001.[1]

Lennart Meri
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2nd President of Estonia
In office
6 October 1992 – 8 October 2001
Prime MinisterMart Laar
Andres Tarand
Tiit Vähi
Mart Siimann
Mart Laar
Preceded byKonstantin Päts
(Last President before Soviet occupation in 1940)
Heinrich Mark
(Last head of state in exile)
Arnold Rüütel
Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia
Succeeded byArnold Rüütel
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
April 1990 – March 1992
Prime MinisterEdgar Savisaar
Tiit Vähi
Preceded byOlev Olesk (in exile)
Succeeded byJaan Manitski
Personal details
Born
Lennart-Georg Meri

(1929-03-29)29 March 1929
Tallinn, Estonia
Died14 March 2006(2006-03-14) (aged 76)
Tallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Political partyPro Patria Union
Spouse(s)
  • Regina Ojavere
    (m. 1953; div. 1982)
  • Helle Pihlak
    (m. 1992; his death 2006)
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Tartu
Profession
  • Politician
  • writer
  • film director

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bildt Comments: Aitäh, Lennart! Ja huvasti". Bildt.blogspot.com. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2012.