Gustav Suits

About Gustav Suits

Who is it?: Poet
Birth Day: November 18, 1883
Birth Place: Võnnu Parish, Estonian
Occupation: Poet, writer
Years active: 1899-1956
Spouse(s): Aino Emilia Suits (née Thauvón)

Gustav Suits

Gustav Suits was born on November 18, 1883 in Võnnu Parish, Estonian, is Poet. Gustav Suits was an Estonian poet and one of the greatest writers of his times. He was also an early leader of the literary movement group ‘Noor-Eesti’. Born in Estonia, he decided to pursue a career in literature quite early in life and published his first article in a newspaper at the age of 16. Then he became a part of Noor-Eesti, a literary society which exerted a significant influence on the Estonian culture. His poetry combined extremely personal elements with very general statements which addressed Estonian history and the fate of humanity. He published six collections of poetry, and almost all of them are landmarks in Estonian literature. Later, he served as a professor at the University of Tartu, and became the first person in Estonia to teach literature at the university level. Gustav Suits emerged as one of Estonia’s greatest poets, and occupies a significant position in Estonian literature. His last days were spent in Sweden conducting literary research and writing poems before he contracted a serious illness which eventually took his life. His poems were an amalgamation of radical, romantic and melancholic tones which were marked with the frequent use of symbolism, metaphors and allusions
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As per our current Database, Gustav Suits has been died on 23 May 1956(1956-05-23) (aged 72)\nStockholm, Sweden.

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When Gustav Suits die, Gustav Suits was 72 years old.

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Occupation Writers
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 18, 1883 (Võnnu Parish, Estonian)
Birthday November 18
Town/City Võnnu Parish, Estonian
Nationality Estonian

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Gustav Suits’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

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Suits was born in the parish of Võnnu to Teacher Hindrik Suits and Liis Suits (née Kerge). He had an older sister, Ann. In 1895, Suits moved to Tartu, Estonia to study at the Alexander Gymnasium. Suits so enjoyed this bustling university town and its intellectual centers that he became determined to become a part of its literary society. By the time he was 16 years old, the newspaper Uus Aeg (New Time) published his first critical essay. In 1899, the newspaper published his first poem, Water Lilies.


Suits' poetry combines extremely personal and very general elements. Frequently, it addresses Estonian history and the fate of humanity. His early poetry reflects the revolution brewing in Estonia between 1900 and 1917 and the youth movement. His poems contain militant, romantic and disappointed tones after the revolution. Suits uses symbolism, metaphors and allusions frequently.


In 1901, Suits began spending his summers tutoring in the German and French languages. In the same year, he founded the literary society "Friends of Literature" (Kirjanduse Sõbrad), a group that included Anton Hansen Tammsaare, who was to become Estonia's greatest Novelist. The society published a journal called "Rays" (Kiired).


Between 1905 and 1916, Suits was closely connected to the Estonian literary movement group known as Noor-Eesti, or Young Estonia. In these years, Noor Eesti became publicly active, bringing European influence into Estonian literature and influencing European literature with Estonian styles. Between 1917 and 1919, Suits was politically active in the Estonian Socialist Revolutionary Party.


In 1921, Suits became the first person to teach literature in Estonian at a post-secondary school level. Until he left the post in 1944, he published a multitude of research essays focusing on Estonian literature. Suits founded the Estonian Academic Literary Society in 1924.


In 1941, Suits experienced the loss of his home. It, along with hundreds of manuscripts, burned to the ground.


In 1944, Suits and approximately 70,000 other Estonians fled the Soviet-occupied Estonia. He and his family lived in Stockholm, Sweden, where Suits wrote most of his poetry and many of his research papers.


In 1956, Suits contracted a serious illness and died. He is buried in the Skogskyrkogården.

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