Latvia Publishes Important Catechistic Works

Latvia’s three most important published books were a catechistic book, Catechismus Catholicorum in 1585; a Latvian dictionary in 1638 by Georgius Mancelius; and a Latin grammar book by Johann Georg Rehehausen in 1644.

      1585, 1638, 1644,
      Georgius Mancelius

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