Gunnar Birkerts was a Latvian-American architect. He was born in Riga, Latvia. Birkerts, for most of his career, was based in the metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan. Some of his designs include the Corning Museum of Glass and the Corning Fire Station in Corning, New York, Marquette Plaza in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2014, he designed the National Library of Latvia in Riga, Latvia, aka the Castle of Light, whose architectural form references and draws inspiration from Latvian fol ...
Konstantīns Konstantinovs was a Latvian-Russian powerlifter. His raw deadlift of 426 kg, set in 2009, was formerly the raw deadlift world record. It is still the world record for the biggest raw deadlift without a belt in an official competition. He was born in Liepāja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union. Konstantinovs won the 2002 WPC Junior World Powerlifting Championships and the 2003 GPC World Powerlifting Championships both in the 125 kilograms 276 lb weight class. Konstantinovs died on October 28, 2018 at the age of 40.
Mark Rothko was a Latvian-American modern artist. He was born in a part of the Russian Empire that is now in Latvia, but lived in America for most of his life. He was Jewish. He committed suicide in New York City, at the age of 66, by taking an overdose of anti-depressants and slashing his arms with a razor. His most famous work is known as abstract expressionism or color field painting. In 2012, one of his works sold for $86.9 million.
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- Latvian Canadians Latvian Kanādas latviesi are Canadians of full or partial Latvian descent. At the 2011 census, there were about 27, 355 people of Latvian
- called Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale, and Latgale. People from Latvia are called Latvians They speak the Latvian language, which is a little like the Lithuanian
- Dzemma Lija Skulme Latvian Dzemma Lija Skulme 20 September 1925 9 November 2019 was a Latvian artist and modernist painter. Skulme s personality
- votes in this territory. The results of local elections in two biggest Latvian cities Riga and Daugavpils are given below. The coalition of Social Democratic
- is a Latvian politician. He was born in Riga. He was Prime Minister of Latvia from May 5, 2000 to November 7, 2002. He is a member of the Latvian Way political
- Andris Bērziņs born 10 December 1944 is a Latvian businessman and politician. He was President of Latvia from 2011 to 2015. Bērziņs was the President
- Wilhelm Ostwald 23 September 1853 - 4 April 1932 was a Latvian - German chemist born in Riga, Latvia winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His parents
- Samanta Tīna, Latvian singer of Russian descent Jevgēņijs Kosmacovs, FK Ventspils and Latvian national football team midfielder Half of Latvia s tires to
- founded in 1201. Since 1918 Riga has been the capital city of Latvia Most of the people are Latvian 45 and 40 are Russian. Riga City Council Riga City
- Levits born 30 June 1955 is a Latvian lawyer, political scientist and judge. He is the 10th and current President of Latvia since July 8, 2019. He has been
Jānis Bojārs was a Latvian shot putter. He was best known for winning the silver medal for the Soviet Union in the mens shot put event at the 1982 European Championships in Athens, Greece. He set his personal best on 14 July 1984 at a meet in Riga. Bojārs died on 5 June 2018 at the age of 62.
Morris Halle was a Latvian-American linguist. She was a Institute Professor. He later became professor emeritus, of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was best known for his pioneering work with Noam Chomsky and Fred Lukoff and for his The Sound Pattern of English work with Chomsky. Halle died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 2, 2018 at the age of 94.
Oļegs Karavajevs was a Latvian international football goalkeeper. Karavajevs was the goalkeeper who made the most appearances for the national team between 1992 to 1999. Karavajevs died in October 2020, aged 59.
Jānis Lūsis was a Latvian athlete. He competed in javelin throw. In 2014 he was added into IAAF Hall of Fame. He competed in four Summer Olympics for the USSR team, winning bronze in 1964 Olympics, gold in 1968 Olympics and silver in 1972 Olympics. He was born in Jelgava, Latvia. Lūsis died on 29 April 2020 in Ogre, Latvia of cancer, aged 80.