Jaan Kross


Age: 87

Summary: Estonian writer and poet whose novels portrayed the fate of that small Baltic nation who was a prisoner during Nazi rule in the early 1940's and a survivor of a Serbian labor camp, but who was known for historical novels including The Czar's Madman, an epic about a Baltic-German nobleman, which is considered one of his major works and was translated into English and several other languages.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: February 19, 1920

Died: December 26, 2007

Tallinn, Estonia