Born: May 31, 1931 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 74 years of age.
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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