Maris Grinblats was born on January 5, 1955 in Kuldiga, Latvian SSR.
Was a member of the Citizens' Congress and later a leader of the 18th November Union.
1993 - a founder and a leader of For Fartherland and Freedom patry, created from 18th November Union;
1995 - Minister for Education and Science and a Deputy Prime Minister to Andris Škēle
1997-2002 - Chairman of For Fartherland and Freedom/LNNK party.