Baumanis, Karlis

Born: May 11, 1835 AD
Died: 1905 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Latvian
Categories: Songwriter

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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