Anatole Abragam
Anatole Abragam (December 15, 1914 – June 8, 2011) was a French physicist who wrote The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism and made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resona...
Woldemar Kernig
Woldemar Kernig, better known as Vladimir Mikhailovich Kernig (Latvian: Voldemārs Kernigs; Russian: Владимир Михайлович Керниг; June 28, 1840 in Liepāja – April 18, 1917 in St. Petersbur...
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Gustavs Zemgals
Gustavs Zemgals (12 August 1871, Džūkste parish, Courland Governorate – 6 January 1939) was a Latvian politician and the second President of Latvia.Zemgals was born in Džūkste, Latvia. He attended ele...
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Zelig Kalmanovich
Zelig Hirsch Kalmanovich (Latvian: Zēligs Hiršs Kalmanovičs) (1885–1944) was a Litvak Jewish philologist, translator, historian, and community archivist of the early 20th century. He was a renowne...
Jānis Akuraters
Jānis Akuraters (1876–1937) was a Latvian poet, writer, playwright and politician. He founded the Latvian National Theatre in 1919 and was director of Radio of Riga between 1930 and 1934.
Jānis Ak...
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Wessel Freytag von Loringhoven
Wessel Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven (10 November 1899, Groß-Born, Courland Governorate – 26 July 1944, Mauerwald, East Prussia), was a colonel in the High Command of the German Armed Forces (Oberk...
Miķelis Valters
Miķelis Valters (formerly, and as an author in German, Walters) (May 7, 1874 in Liepāja - – March 27, 1968 in Nice) was a prominent Latvian politician, diplomat, writer, and editor. With Ernests Rolav...
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Jonas Švedas
Jonas Švedas (9 October [O.S. 26 September] 1908 in Liepāja – 15 October 1971 in Vilnius) was a Lithuanian and Soviet composer. He was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 19...
Balys Dvarionas
Balys Dvarionas, 19 June [O.S. 6 June] 1904 in Liepāja — 23 August 1974 in Vilnius) was a Lithuanian and Soviet composer, pianist, conductor and educator. Dvarionas first becam...
Atis Kronvalds
Atis Kronvalds or Kronvaldu Atis (15 April 1837 – 17 February 1875) was a Latvian writer, linguist and pedagogue, as well as a prominent member of the Young Latvia movement.
Kronvalds was born to ...
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Abraham Isaac Kook
Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook (The Central Yeshiva For The Masses), Jewish thinker, H...
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Lizete Iesmiņa-Mihelsone
Lizete Iesmiņa-Mihelsone (23 September 1872 – 3 July 1934) was a Latvian actress and opera singer.Iesmiņa-Mihelsone was born in Lielbērze, Russian Empire. At the age of 15, she began singing at the Je...
Julius Brutzkus
Julius Davidovich Brutzkus or Judah Loeb Brutzkus (Hebrew: יהודה ליבּ בֶּן־דָּוִד ברוצקוס‎, Yehuda Loeb ben David Brutzkus, Russian: Юлий Давидович Бруцкус; 1870, Palanga, Courland Gover...
Armin von Gerkan
Armin von Gerkan (November 30, 1885 in Subate, Latvia — December 22, 1969 in Garstedt, present Norderstedt, Germany) was a Baltic German classical archaeologist and member of an aristocratic fam...
August Davidov
August Yulevich Davidov (Russian: Август Юльевич Давидов) (1823–1885) was a Russian mathematician and engineer, professor at Moscow University, and author of works on differential equations with p...
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Carl Schmidt (chemist)
Carl Ernst Heinrich Schmidt (13 June 1822 – 27 February 1894), also known in Russia as Karl Genrikhovich Schmidt (Russian: Карл Ге́нрихович Шмидт) was a Baltic German chemist from the Governorate ...
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Burning of the Riga synagogues
The burning of the Riga synagogues occurred in 1941, during the first days of the World War II Nazi German occupation of the city of Riga, the capital and largest city in the country of Latvia. Many ...
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Mirdza Ķempe
Mirdza Ķempe (later Naikovska) (9 February [O.S. 27 January] 1907, Liepāja - 12 April 1974, Riga) was a noted Latvian poet, translator and tutor.
Mirdza Ķempe was born into a wor...
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Krišjānis Barons
Krišjānis Barons (October 31, 1835 in Strutele, Jaunpils parish, Latvia – March 8, 1923 in Riga) is known as the "father of the dainas" (Latvian: "Dainu tēvs") thanks largely to his systematizatio...
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Krišjānis Valdemārs
Krišjānis Valdemārs (also spelt Christian Waldemar or Woldemar) (December 2, 1825 at "Vecjunkuri" in the Ārlava parish (now Valdgale parish, Courland, Latvia) – December 7, 1891 in Moscow, Russia) was...
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Jānis Rudzutaks
Jānis Rudzutaks (Russian: Ян Эрнестович Рудзутак; August 3, 1887 – July 29, 1938) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician.Rudzutaks was born in the Kuldīga district of the Cour...
Karl Wilhelm von Kupffer
Karl Wilhelm von Kupffer (14 November 1829 – 16 December 1902) was a Baltic German anatomist who discovered stellate macrophage cells that bear his name.
He was the eldest son of pastor Kar...
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Max Reyter
Max Andreyevich Reyter (Russian: Макс Андреевич Рейтер, Latvian: Maksis Reiters; 24 April 1886 [O.S. 12 April] - 6 April 1950) was an Imperial Russian and Soviet military officer of...
Oswald Schmiedeberg
Oswald Schmiedeberg (10 October 1838 – 12 July 1921) was a Baltic German pharmacologist He was also known as the "Father of Modern Pharmacology."Schmiedeberg was born at Gut Laidsen (now Laidze parish...
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Oswald Külpe
Oswald Külpe ([ˈkylpə]; August 3, 1862 – December 30, 1915) was one of the structural psychologists of the late 19th and early 20th century.
In August 1862, Oswald Külpe was born in Kandau, Courla...
Paul Rohrbach
Paul Rohrbach (29 June 1869 - 19 July 1956) was a German writer, concerned with "world politics." He was born at Irgen manor, Raņķi parish, Skrunda Municipality, Courland, Latvia. Between 1887 and 18...
Boris Brutskus
Boris (Ber) Davydovich Brutskus, Russian: Борис (Бер) Давыдович Бруцкус, Latvian: Boriss Bruckus, Hebrew: בוריס (בר/דּוֹב) בֶּן־דָּוִד ברוצקוס‎, German: Boris Brutzkus (October 15/Octobe...
Rūdolfs Gaitars
Rūdolfs Gaitars (1907-1945) was a Waffen-Obersturmführer in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was the first Latvian to be awarded the German Cross in Gold.
Gaitars was born on 29 May 1907 in P...
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Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler
Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler (1892 – 30 December 1953) was an Orthodox rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and Jewish philosopher of the 20th century. He is known as mashgiach ruchani ("spiritual counselor") of...
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