Rainis

Poet, Songwriter

1865 – 1929

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Who was Rainis?

Rainis was the pseudonym of Jānis Pliekšāns, a Latvian poet, playwright, translator, and politician. Rainis' works include the classic plays Uguns un nakts and Indulis un Ārija, and a highly regarded translation of Goethe's Faust. His works had a profound influence on the literary Latvian language, and the ethnic symbolism he employed in his major works has been central to Latvian nationalism.

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Born
Sep 11, 1865
Dunava parish
Also known as
  • Janis Rainis
  • Jānis Pliekšāns
  • Rainis, Jānis
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Latvians
Nationality
  • Latvia
Profession
Education
  • Saint Petersburg State University
  • Riga State Gymnasium No.1
Died
Sep 12, 1929
Majori

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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