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Arved Tamm
Arved Tamm
Centenarian

Arved Tamm (born 31 January 1910) is an Estonian centenarian who is the oldest living person in Estonia since the death of Elle Malberg on 16 December 2015.

Tamm has, in his long and exciting years, worked as a farmer, photographer, ward, freight forwarder, market maker, brigadier, kiosk manager, and several other jobs. He was also the protagonist of his relative's (writer Heino Kiige's) seven-part romance series, the nominee genre Arve Jomm.

In 1910, when Arved Tamm was born, Peter I's memorial was opened on Vabaduse Square; Earth passed Halley's Comet's tail; Leo Tolstoy died; and VII General Song Festival was held in Tallinn. To the question of what is the most important event in his life, Tamm responded briefly: "Being married". According to him, this was the right thing. He remembers the Tsarist and Soviet times, the First and Second World Wars, the birth of the Republic of Estonia, and the restoration of independence.

The close friends of Arved Tamm knew that he was from a large family. Altogether he had 12 siblings, four of whom died a short time ago.

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