Krisjanis Barons

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Birthday
31, 1835
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Mar 8, 1923 (87)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1835
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Mar 8, 1923 (87)

About

A Latvian author of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he is best known for organizing and categorizing Latvian folk songs and publishig the songs' texts in Latvju dainas.

Before Fame

He grew up hearing the Latvian folk songs that would later become his life's work.

Trivia

A major street in the city of Riga was named in his honor.

Family Life

His descendants moved to the United States.

Associated With

He and Horace Goldin both lived in Latvia when the country was still part of the Russian Empire.