Oct 6, 2012

Estonia FDC on "Heads of State of the Republic of Estonia - Jaan Teemant"

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Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Heads of State of the Republic of Estonia - Jaan Teemant

Date of Issue : 24 September 2012

Jaan Teemant (24 September 1872, Illuste, Lääne County, Estonia – unknown) was an Estonian lawyer and politician.

Teemant participated in the revolution of 1905, escaped to Switzerland in the same year and was sentenced to death by default. In 1908, he came back to Estonia after the end of the state of war, was in pretrial imprisonment in 1908–1909 and was sentenced to prison for one and a half years. He served the sentence in St. Petersburg. In 1911– 1913 he was in exile in the Arkhangelsk Province.

After returning to Estonia, Teemant was Head of State from 15 December 1925 to 9 December 1927. On 23 July 1940 Teemant was arrested by the NKVD, and was probably shot in Tallinn or died in the Tallinn Central Prison. According to other data he was sentenced to prison camp for 10 years on 21 October 1941, with no further information on his fate

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