Elza Plieksane

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Birthday
16, 1865
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Nov 5, 1943 (78)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
16, 1865
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Nov 5, 1943 (78)

About

Latvian poet and playwright who wrote under the pen name of "Aspazija." Her feminist-themed dramatic works include Vaidelote, Silver Veil, and Simple Rights; her poetic works include Red Flowers and Soul's Twilight.

Before Fame

During her younger years, she was a member of several political organizations, including the leftist New Current group.

Trivia

She wrote in both realistic and neo-romantic styles.

Family Life

The daughter of relatively well-off peasants, she grew up near Jelgava, Latvia.

Associated With

She and Zenta Maurina were both writers from Latvia.