History of Latvia

Note: BCE = Before the Common Era (it has replaced B.C. in most scholarly texts)
CE = in the Common Era (it has replaced A.D. in most scholarly texts)
All early dates (especially BCE dates!) are approximate

A Brief Chronology of Latvia

The following information comes primarily from a History of Latvia, as provided by the Latvian Institute. Any errors are mine.

Myths of Latvian History

This web page reveals some interesting information about: (a) the origin of the Latvian people, and (b) the Russian Empress Catherine I. To learn more: Click Here.

Useful history links

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A. Steinbergs

Last revised September 18, 2008