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Belsevica, Vizma

Born: 1931 AD
Died: 2005 AD
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1931 – Born in Riga on the 31st of May.

1955 – Studied literature at the Gorky Institute in Moscow and published her first collection of poetry. Her literary work was her primary means of support.

1969 – After writing poems about the subjugation of Latvia in the thirteenth century, she was banned from publishing her poems and stories and was forced to turn to full-time translating.

1990 – She was elected honorary member of the Academy of Sciences of Latvia.

2005 – Died at her home in Riga, Latvia on the 6th of August.

         – Received the Spîdola Prize, which is the highest recognition in Latvian literature.

         – Belševica also received the highest award of the Latvian State, namely the Three Star Award.



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