Juris Alunāns

Juris Alunāns (official 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]

Juris Alunāns
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Born(1832-05-13)May 13, 1832
DiedApril 18, 1864(1864-04-18) (aged 31)
Alma materUniversity of Dorpat
OccupationWriter, philologist
Notable work"Dziesmiņas, latviešu valodai pārtulkotas" (1856),[1] "Sēta, daba, pasaule"
MovementYoung Latvians

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). Vietas.lv. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "Juris Alunāns" (in Latvian). Letonika. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  3. ^ "Jaunlatvieši un latviešu valodas attīstība" (in Latvian). LIIS. Archived from the original on October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  4. ^ "Latviešu tautas nacionālā atmoda un jaunlatviešu darbība" (in Latvian). Retrieved October 1, 2011.

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