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Latvia ranks 50th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Belarus, Colombia, and Slovenia. Memorable people born in present day Latvia include Sergei Eisenstein, Wilhelm Ostwald, and Mikhail Tal. Memorable people who died in Latvia include Jānis Lūsis, Gotthard Kettler, and Jacob Kettler. Latvia has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many writers and politicians.

Latvia, officially known as the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the Baltic states; and is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, 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 ethno-linguistic group of the Balts; and speak Latvian, one of the only two surviving Baltic languages. Russians are a prominent minority in the country, at almost a quarter of the population. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1569 and 1997, present day Latvia was the birth place of 242 globally memorable people, including Sergei Eisenstein, Wilhelm Ostwald, and Mikhail Tal. Additionaly, 57 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Latvia including Jānis Lūsis, Gotthard Kettler, and Jacob Kettler.

People Born in Present Day Latvia

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Most individuals born in present day Latvia were politicians (53), writers (23), athletes (18), soccer players (15), and singers (12),  while most who died were writers (16), politicians (12), composers (5), military personnels (4), and film directors (3).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Latvia, including Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Guntis Ulmanis, and Andris Bērziņš. 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.

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