Konstantīns Raudive, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Konstantīns Raudive

Latvian writer

Date of Birth: 30-Apr-1909

Date of Death: 02-Sep-1974

Profession: writer, psychologist, translator, university teacher, philosopher, novelist

Nationality: Latvia

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Konstantīns Raudive

  • Konstantins Raudive (1909 in Asune, Vitebsk Governorate – 1974), known internationally as Konstantin Raudive, was a Latvian writer and intellectual, and husband of Zenta Maurina.
  • Raudive was born in Latgale in eastern Latvia (then part of Vitebsk Governorate) but studied extensively abroad, later becoming a student of Carl Jung.
  • In exile following the Soviet re-conquest of Latvia in World War II, he taught at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Raudive studied parapsychology all his life, and was especially interested in the possibility of the afterlife.
  • He and German parapsychologist Hans Bender investigated electronic voice phenomena (EVP).
  • He published a book on EVP, Breakthrough, in 1971.
  • Raudive was a scientist as well as a practising Roman Catholic.

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