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Latvia ranks 1,842nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Horlivka, Marbella, and Uji. Memorable people born in Latvia include Paul Walden, Alberts Kviesis, and Rūdolfs Blaumanis. Memorable people who died in Latvia include Otto Kittel and Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics. Latvia has been the birth place of many politicians and chemists and the death place of many military personnels and politicians. Latvia is located in Latvia.

Latvia, officially known as the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and sharing 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. The term "Baltic countries" usually refers to the group of three countries: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. However, Lithuanian and Latvian are the only two surviving Baltic languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1863 and 1958, Latvia was the birth place of 6 globally memorable people, including Paul Walden, Alberts Kviesis, and Rūdolfs Blaumanis. Additionaly, 2 globally memorable people have passed away in Latvia including Otto Kittel and Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics.

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Most individuals born in present day Latvia were politicians (2), chemists (1), writers (1), basketball players (1), and mathematicians (1),  while most who died were military personnels (1) and politicians (1).

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 4 globally memorable people born in Latvia since 1700.