Konstantin Konik

Konstantin Konik (31 December [O.S. 19 December] 1873 – 3 August 1936) was an Estonian politician and surgeon[1] who served as a member of the Estonian Salvation Committee.[2]

Konstantin Konik
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Born31 December 1873
Died3 August 1936 (1936-08-04) (aged 62)
OccupationSurgeon, Politician
Known forMember of the
Estonian Salvation Committee
Konstantin Konik's grave at Metsakalmistu Cemetery in Tallinn.

Konstantin Konik was born to a working-class family in Tartu; his father made living as a carter. After studying at the Governorate Gymnasium in Tartu, Konstantin Konik graduated from the faculty of Medicine of the University of Dorpat (now University of Tartu) in 1873, and made his doctorate degree at the Odessa University in 1903.[3]

On 8 March 1920 Konik made history at the University of Tartu by giving the first lecture ever made on medicine in Estonian language.[3] The University of Tartu was established as an Estonian institution only in 1919, it had been the University of Dorpat, a Baltic German institution, before, where only German and since the 1880s–90s Russian language had been used.


  1. ^ Niinikoski J. (1994). "Konstantin Konik". Ann Chir Gynaecol. 83: 273–4. PMID 7733608.
  2. ^ Miljan, Toivo (2004). Historical Dictionary of Estonia. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-4904-4.
  3. ^ a b Arjakas, Küllo; Hando Runnel (2004). Konstantin Konik (PDF). Ilmamaa. ISBN 9985-77-133-8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
Political offices
Preceded by Estonian Minister of Education
Succeeded by