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.