Andrejs Pumpurs

Poet, Author

1841 – 1902

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Who was Andrejs Pumpurs?

Andrejs Pumpurs was a poet who penned the Latvian epic Lāčplēsis and a prominent figure in the Young Latvia movement. Working in the land before volunteering to fight in Serbia against the Ottoman Empire in 1876, he became a loyal officer in the Russian army and also a staunch promoter of the Latvian culture.

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Born
Sep 22, 1841
Birzgale parish
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Ethnicity
  • Latvian people
Nationality
  • Russian Empire
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Died
Jul 6, 1902
Riga

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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