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The page of Koidula, Lydia, English biography

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Koidula, Lydia
(Lydia Emilie Florentine Jannsen)


Lydia Emilie Florentine Jannsen, (24 December [O.S. 12 December] 1843 – 11 August [O.S. 30 July] 1886), known by her pen name Lydia Koidula, was an Estonian poet. Her sobriquet means 'Lydia of the Dawn' in Estonian. It was given to her by the writer Carl Robert Jakobson. She is also frequently referred to as Koidulaulik – 'Singer of the Dawn'.

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