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Belsevica, Vizma

Born: 1931 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Latvian
Categories: Poets


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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