Event Stories

  • The Battle of St. Matthew's Day in 1217

    This was one of the greatest field battles for the Estonians in the Livonian Crusade. An army, gathered by Lembitu, a Saccalian elder, and consisting of men from most of the Northern Estonian counties, met the elite army of the crusaders. Estonians were defeated and it minimized the ability of the … Continue reading

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  • The Landeswehr War

    In the summer of 1919, Estonian army had to battle with German troops in Northern Latvia, among which was the Baltische Landeswehr, an army group mainly made up of Baltic Germans. The battles lasted for a month. Germans, who were more experienced and better equipped than the Bolsheviks put up … Continue reading

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  • World War I and Estonia

    In 1914, war broke out between European powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary on the one side and Russia, France, and Great Britain on the other). Soon, this had escalated into a world war. In the beginning of 1917, a revolution broke out in Russia, country that was politically and economically fell … Continue reading

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  • St. George Night's Uprising

    Uprising of St. George's Night, beginning on April 23, 1343 and lasting for two years, was one of the most significant Estonian revolts during the Middle Ages. Harrien (Harjumaa), Wiek (Läänema) and Ösel (Saaremaa) tried to banish foreign rule for two years. Estonians also showed … Continue reading

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