Janis Cakste

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Birthday
14, 1859
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Mar 14, 1927 (67)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1859
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Mar 14, 1927 (67)

About

Latvian politician who served as the first head of the independent Latvian state as the Chairman of Tautas Padome from 1918 to 1920. He also served as the first President of Latvia from 1922 to 1927.

Before Fame

He became a faculty member at Moscow University, teaching law.

Trivia

His son was one of the leaders of the Latvian national resistance during World War II but was arrested by the Gestapo and died in a concentration camp.

Family Life

He married Justine Cakste and they had 8 children together.

Associated With

He and Joyce Banda both served as presidents.