Juris Alunans

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Birthday
13, 1832
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Apr 18, 1864 (32)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1832
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Apr 18, 1864 (32)

About

A nineteenth-century Latvian writer and philologist, he is credited with creating close to five hundred Latvian words and phrases. His literary works include Dziesmiņas, latviesu valodai partulkotas and Seta, daba, pasaule.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Dorpat, which was later re-named the University of Tartu.

Trivia

He was an important member of the Young Latvia movement.

Family Life

He was born Gustavs Georgs Frīdrihs Alunans; he later adopted the pen name of Juris Alunans.

Associated With

He and Lorenzo Pena were both philologists.