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Juris Alunāns

Juris Alunāns
Born (1832-05-13)May 13, 1832
Died April 18, 1864(1864-04-18) (aged 31)
Alma mater University of Dorpat
Notable work(s) "Dziesmiņas, latviešu valodai pārtulkotas" (1856),[1] "Sēta, daba, pasaule"

Juris Alunāns (real name Gustavs Georgs Frīdrihs Alunāns;[2] May 13, 1832 – April 18, 1864) was a Latvian writer and philologist in the Russian Empire. He was one of the first contributors of Latvian language. He was one of the members of the Young Latvia movement.[3][4]

Alunāns created about 500 neologisms, most of which quickly incorporated in the everyday Latvian language and are still used.


  1. ^ "Juris Alunāns (1832–1864) – dzejnieks, publicists" (in Latvian). Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Juris Alunāns" (in Latvian). Letonika. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jaunlatvieši un latviešu valodas attīstība" (in Latvian). LIIS. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Latviešu tautas nacionālā atmoda un jaunlatviešu darbība" (in Latvian). Retrieved October 1, 2011. 

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