August Bielenstein

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Birth Date:
04.03.1826
Death date:
06.07.1907
Person's maiden name:
August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein
Extra names:
Augusts Bīlenšteins, August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein
Categories:
Folklorist, Linguist, Member of student's corporation, Pastor, Public figure, Scientist, Theologian, Writer
Nationality:
 latvian, german
Cemetery:
Dobele, Pilsētas kapi

August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein (LatvianAugusts Bīlenšteins) (March 4, 1826 – July 6, 1907) was a Baltic Germanlinguist, folklorist, ethnographer, and theologian.

Bielenstein was born in Mitau (Jelgava), where he also died. He studied at the University of Halle (in Prussian Saxony) like numerous prominent pastors in the Baltic region, and received a doctorate in theology from the University of Dorpat in 1850. He was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Königsberg in 1883.

The editor of the major Latvian language newspaper Latviešu Avīzesand a member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, Bielenstein was the author of numerous major works on linguistics and ethnography, including Die lettische Sprache, nach ihren Lauten und Formen (The Latvian Language, Its Phonetics and Forms, 2 volumes, 1863–64) and Die Grenzen des lettischen Volksstammes und der lettischen Sprache in der Gegenwart und im 13. Jahrhundert (The Borders of the Latvian Tribes and the Latvian Language in the Present and in the 13th Century, 1892). He encouraged the collection of dainas, studied traditional wooden architecture, and examined castle mounds to identify them according to their description in ancient chronicles. Whilst Bielenstein made many seminal contributions to the study of the Latvian language and culture, he was also a fierce opponent of the Young Latvians and a staunch defender of the Baltic German tradition.

Source: wikipedia.org, news.lv

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1Universitas Tartuensis, Tartu UniversitāteUniversitas Tartuensis, Tartu Universitātelv

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        Relations

        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1
        Siegfried Alexander BielensteinSon15.02.186925.02.1949
        2Zigfrīds Aleksandrs BīlenšteinsZigfrīds Aleksandrs BīlenšteinsSon00.00.186900.00.1949
        3
        Walter Adolf Axel BielensteinSon02.08.187203.07.1961
        4Louis Johannes Emil BielensteinLouis Johannes Emil BielensteinSon16.03.185800.00.1943
        5
        Max BielensteinSon00.00.185500.00.1860
        6Ansis BīlenšteinsAnsis BīlenšteinsSon13.02.186313.01.1919
        7
        Johanna BielensteinDaughter00.00.186400.00.1864
        8
        Marta BīlenšteineDaughter29.07.186108.02.1938
        9Ernestine Erna Louise Hermine  BīlenšteinaErnestine Erna Louise Hermine BīlenšteinaWife21.09.183306.05.1919
        10Hermann Bordehl  von BordeliusHermann Bordehl von BordeliusFather in-law20.06.179719.11.1875
        11Gotfrīds BīlenšteinsGotfrīds BīlenšteinsGreat grandson17.10.195011.02.2018

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