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Latvia ranks 52nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Estonia, Slovenia, and Lithuania. Memorable people born in present day Latvia include Sergei Eisenstein, Wilhelm Ostwald, and Mark Rothko. Memorable people who died in Latvia include Gotthard Kettler, Kim Ki-duk, and Jacob Kettler. Latvia has been the birth place of many politicians, and athletes and the death place of many writers, and politicians.

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the three Baltic states, along with Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south. It borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia covers an area of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi), with a population of 1.9 million. The country has a temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest city is Riga. Latvians belong to the ethnolinguistic group of the Balts and speak Latvian, one of the only two surviving Baltic languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family. Russians are the most prominent minority in the country, at almost a quarter of the population. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 1569 and 1999, present day Latvia was the birth place of 323 globally memorable people, including Sergei Eisenstein, Wilhelm Ostwald, and Mark Rothko. Additionaly, 76 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Latvia including Gotthard Kettler, Kim Ki-duk, and Jacob Kettler.

People Born in Present Day Latvia

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People Deceased in Present Day Latvia

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Occupations

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Latvia, including Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Andris Bērziņš, and Egils Levits. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Latvia, including Kārlis Ulmanis, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, and Ernst Gideon von Laudon.

Places

Overlapping Lives

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Latvia since 1700.