Karlis Baumanis

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Birthday
11, 1835
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jan 10, 1905 (69)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1835
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jan 10, 1905 (69)

About

Best known for composing "Dievs, svētī Latviju!," the Lavian national anthem.

Before Fame

He lived and worked in Lemsa as a teacher and a journalist.

Trivia

He was also the first composer to mention Latvia by name in a song.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Wilkenhof, Latvia.

Associated With

He and Francis Scott Key both composed national anthems for their respective countries.