Jānis Endzelīns

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Jānis Endzelīns
Born (1873-02-22)22 February 1873
Kauguri parish, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died 1 July 1961(1961-07-01) (aged 88)
Koknese, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Latvian
Alma mater University of Dorpat

Jānis Endzelīns (22 February 1873 – 1 July 1961) was a Latvian linguist.

He has graduated from University of Dorpat.[1] In 1908, he and Kārlis Mīlenbahs elaborated the modern Latvian alphabet, which slowly replaced the old orthography used before.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rožkalne, Anita; LU literatūras; folkloras un mākslas institūts (2003). Latviešu rakstniecība biogrāfijās. (in Latvian). Riga: Zinātne. ISBN 9984-698-48-3. OCLC 54799673.