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Baumanis, Karlis

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1905 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Latvian
Categories: Songwriter

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1835 - Karlis Baumanis was born 11th of May in Wilkenhof.

 

1870 -  Created the Letti national anthem "God segne Latvia".

 

First lettische composer, who dared it to use in a song the word "Latvija" (Latvia) so that this had to be replaced by the more harmless term "Baltija" (the Baltic).

 

Worked in Lemsal as teacher and a journalist.

 

1905 - Karlis Baumanis died 10th of January in Lesmal.

 

 

 


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