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Riga, Latvia

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.riga.lv/

Population:
747,200 (2004)

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Dancer
27-Jan-1948   Kirov ballet dancer defected to USA
Isaiah Berlin
Philosopher
6-Jun-1909 5-Nov-1997 The Hedgehog and the Fox
Lipman Bers
Mathematician
22-May-1914 29-Oct-1993 Riemann surfaces
Sergei Eisenstein
Film Director
23-Jan-1898 11-Feb-1948 Alexander Nevsky
Mariss Jansons
Conductor
14-Jan-1943   Conductor, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Aigars Kalvitis
Head of State
27-Jun-1966   Prime Minister of Latvia
Cynthia Lynn
Actor
2-Apr-1936   Helga on Hogan's Heroes
Wilhelm Ostwald
Chemist
2-Sep-1853 4-Apr-1932 Ostwald's Law of Dilution and Conductivity
Ilana D. Rovner
Judge
21-Aug-1938   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Head of State
1-Dec-1937   President of Latvia, 1999-2007
Valdis Zatlers
Head of State
22-Mar-1955   President of Latvia

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Vsevolod Pudovkin
Film Director
28-Feb-1893 30-Jun-1953 Mother



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