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Baumanis, Karlis

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1905 AD
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.