Famous Latvian Writers

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Peter Greste
(Australian Journalist, Academic and Writer)
Peter Greste
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Birthdate: December 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Maria Skobtsova
(Poet)
Maria Skobtsova
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Birthdate: December 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riga, Russian Empire (now Latvia)
Died: March 31, 1945
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Rainis
(Poet)
Rainis
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Birthdate: September 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dunava Parish, Latvia
Died: September 12, 1929
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Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
(Writer)
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
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Birthdate: January 23, 1751
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cesvaine, Latvia
Died: June 4, 1792
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Krišjānis Barons
(Writer)
Krišjānis Barons
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Birthdate: October 31, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jaunpils parish, Latvia
Died: March 8, 1923
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Mārtiņš Freimanis
(Musician)
Mārtiņš Freimanis
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Birthdate: February 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liepāja, Latvia
Died: January 27, 2011
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Aspazija
(Poet)
Aspazija
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Birthdate: March 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zaļenieki parish, Latvia
Died: September 5, 1943
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Sasha Siemel
(Adventurer)
Sasha Siemel
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Birthdate: January 25, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: February 14, 1970

Latvian adventurer and hunter Sasha Siemel is best known for hunting down over 300 jaguars that were killing cattle in the Patanal region, mostly using just bows and arrows. He is also known for his books such as Tigrero! and Jungle Wife. He and his wife lived in the Brazilian jungles.

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Vizma Belševica
(Poet)
Vizma Belševica
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Birthdate: May 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rīga, Latvia
Died: August 6, 2005
Height: 4'6" (137 cm)
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Eduards Veidenbaums
(Poet)
Eduards Veidenbaums
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Birthdate: October 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Priekuļi Parish, Latvia
Died: May 24, 1892
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Sandra Kalniete
(Politician)
Sandra Kalniete
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Birthdate: December 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolpashevsky District, Russia
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Andrejs Pumpurs
(Poet)
Andrejs Pumpurs
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Birthdate: September 22, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birzgale Parish, Latvia
Died: July 6, 1902
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Māra Zālīte
(Writer)
Māra Zālīte
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Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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Zenta Maurina
(Writer)
Zenta Maurina
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Birthdate: December 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lejasciems, Latvia
Died: April 25, 1978
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Anna Brigadere
(Writer)
Anna Brigadere
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Birthdate: October 1, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tērvete, Latvia
Died: June 25, 1933
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Igo
(Singer)
Igo
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Birthdate: June 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liepāja, Latvia