Jānis Endzelīns

Jānis Endzelīns
Born(1873-02-22)22 February 1873
Died1 July 1961(1961-07-01) (aged 88)
NationalityLatvian
Alma materUniversity of Dorpat

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

He graduated from the University of Tartu.[1] In 1908, he and Kārlis Mīlenbahs developed 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.