Famous fellow countrymen

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa 

Stomersee - Stāmerienas pils

The last Prince of Lampedusa 
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896 – 1957), Italian writer (novel Il Gattopardo, first published posthumously in 1958) lived in Stomersee - the Stāmeriena palace for a few years in the 1930s as he married the palace's owner Alexandra von Wolff-Stomersee (1894-1982) in 1932, a Baltic German noblewoman and a student of psychoanalysis 
Her mother was a soprano Alice Barbi, the very Johannes Brahms produced her farewell concert in 1893, she had ties with many famous artists in Europe, including Clara Schumann.

Edward Leedskalnin / Edvards Liedskalniņš

b. 1887 in Stāmeriena parish

Edward Leedskalnin (Latvian: Edvards Liedskalniņš) (1887 – 1951) was a self-taught engineer who single-handedly built the Coral Castle in Florida, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
P. S. „Liedes kalni” ir (kalnu rinda) Adulienes pag. Liedes upes labajā krastmalā. Pilskalnā un Māras kalnā ir melna mītņu kārta ap 0,5 m. biezumā. Tā satur lauskas, oglītes.

Graf von Zeppelin

Alt-Laitzen / Jaunlaicene & Alt-Schwanenburg / VecGulbene

Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin (1838 – 1917) was a German general and later inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships. On 7 August 1869 Ferdinand married Isabella Freiin von Wolff from the house of Alt-Schwanenburg (present day — Gulbene town in Latvia, then part of Livonia). 

Barbara Juliane v. Krudener 
M. v. Browne 


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