Karl Friedrich Luts
|Died||15 January 1942 (aged 48)|
|Alma mater||Imperial Petersburg Institute of Technology (1905–1906)|
Saint Petersburg Imperial University (1907–1912)
|Known for||Research in oil shale|
|Awards||Cross of Liberty VR III/1 (1920)|
Order of the Estonian Red Cross, 3rd class (1938)
|Institutions||Bekhterev Psychoneurological Institute (1912–1918)|
Esimene Eesti Põlevkivitööstus (1920–1941)
Karl Luts was born on 15 November 1883 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. He studied at the St. Petersburg's St. John's Church School and in 1896–1899 he studied privately at the Craft School of the Imperial Technical School. In 1898, Karl Luts joined the St. Petersburg Estonian Students' Society where he became a member of the board. In 1905-1912, he studied at the Imperial Petersburg Institute of Technology and the Saint Petersburg Imperial University, which he graduated as a chemist. After graduation, he worked as a drawer at different factories of St Petersburg and as an assistant at the Bekhterev Psychoneurological Institute. He was one of the founders of Estonian high-school in St. Petersburg.
In 1918–1919, Karl Luts was appointed Minister of Education of the Estonian Provisional Government. However, he never took the office because at the same time he was imprisoned in Russia by the Soviet regime.
There is a street in Kohtla-Järve named after Karl Luts.
- "Eesti biograafiline andmebaas ISIK". www2.kirmus.ee. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
- Ruusmaa, Arthur. "Luts, Karl Friedrich – põlevkivikeemik, haridustegelane" [Luts, Karl Friedrich – oil shale chemist, educator]. www.virumaa.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 19 August 2021.
- "1919 | Meie parlament ja aeg". meieparlamentjaaeg.nlib.ee. Retrieved 24 February 2021.