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Jaan Poska

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kirikuküla, Laiuse khk.
Death: Died in Tallinn
Place of Burial: Tallinn
Immediate Family:

Son of Jaan Poska and Anna (Ann) Poska
Husband of Constance Poska
Father of Xenia (Ksenia) Poska; Vera Poska-Grünthal; Tatjana Laaman / Arder; Jaan Poska; Georg Poska and 4 others
Brother of Aleksander Poska; Mihhail (Mihkel) Poska; Anna (Agnia) Poska; Olga Talts; Nikolai Poska and 6 others

Occupation: EV välisminister, Tallinna linnapea, advokaat
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About Jaan Poska

  • Matmispaigad ja kultuurimälestised http://register.muinas.ee/?menuID=burialplace&action=view&id=142
  • 24. jaanuar 1866 – 7. märts 1920
  • Eesti riigimees
  • Sündis 12 lapse hulgas viiendana. Kodune keel oli vene keel.
  • Riia Vaimulik Kool ja Seminar 1877 - 1887
  • 1890 lõpetas Tartu ülikooli õigusteaduskonna, töötas Tallinnas advokaadina.
  • 1904 valiti Tallinna linnavolinikuks, 1905 volikogu juhatajaks.
  • 1913–1917 Tallinna linnapea.
  • 1917 oli Venemaa Ajutise Valitsuse Eestimaa kubermangu komissar.
  • Sügisel 1917 valiti Vene Asutava Kogu liikmeks.
  • 24. veebruaril 1918 määras Eesti Päästekomitee ta Eesti välisministriks. Eesti Ajutises Valitsuses peaministri asetäitja ja kohtuminister.
  • 1918–1919 Eesti välissaatkonna juht.
  • 1919 Eesti Asutava Kogu liige ja välisminister.
  • 1920 Eesti delegatsiooni juht rahuläbirääkimistel Nõukogude Venemaaga.
  • Vabadussõja teenetemärgid
  • http://www.filmi.arhiiv.ee/index.php?is_inc=galerii&lang=est&separ_l=1&show=fotonaitused&gid=55

Jaan Poska VR III/1 (24 January [O.S. 12 January] 1866, Laiusevälja, Kreis Dorpat, Governorate of Livonia – 7 March 1920, Tallinn, Estonia) was an Estonian barrister and politician.

In 1890, Poska graduated from the faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, after that he worked as barrister in Tallinn. Jaan Poska was mayor of Tallinn during 1913–1917. In that position he supported reforms, like reforming healthcare and founding two schools. In April 1917, he became governor of the Autonomous Governorate of Estonia. 28 November [O.S. 15 November] 1917 the Maapäev refused to recognize the new Bolshevik rule and proclaimed itself the supreme legal authority of Estonia. The Republic of Estonia formally declared independence on 24 February 1918, only to be occupied by the German Empire until the end of World War I.

On 24 February 1918, Poska was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. He worked in Western Europe for gaining diplomatic recognition to Estonia and participated in Paris Peace Conference. He led the peace talks with Soviet Russia and achieved Treaty of Tartu which was signed on 2 February 1920.

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Jaan Poska's Timeline

1866
January 24, 1866
Laiuse khk.
1895
1895
Age 28
1896
December 26, 1896
Age 30
Tallinn
1898
March 25, 1898
Age 32
Tallinnas, Eestis
1900
October 4, 1900
Age 34
Tallinn, Harjumaa
1902
June 27, 1902
Age 36
Tallinn, Harjumaa
1904
July 26, 1904
Age 38
Tallinn, Harjumaa
1905
October 22, 1905
Age 39
Tallinnas, Eestis
1907
June 5, 1907
Age 41
Tallinn, Harjumaa
1915
March 5, 1915
Age 49
Tallinnas, Eestis