Dates of birth of famous people, other important dates of Lithuania history


 1 d. 1873 Felicija Bortkevičienė was born. Public figure and politician, member of the Constituent Seimas. Together with others, she founded the Lithuanian Democratic Party, which was one of the most active women in Lithuania in the interwar period, the official editor of the daily Lietuvos Žinios.

2 d. 1862 Stanislovas Narutavičius was born. Lithuanian public figure, politician. Lawyer. Participant of the Great Vilnius Seimas (1905). One of the organizers of the Lithuanian Conference (1917), elected to the Council of Lithuania. February 16 Signatory of the Act.

2 d. 1909 Paulius Augius-Augustinavičius was born. Graphics. For the cycle of illustrations "Samogitian Weddings" according to M. Valančius' short story "Palangos Juzė" in 1937. won the Honorary Prize at the Paris World’s Fair.

3 d. 1907 Juozas Miltinis was born. Lithuanian theater actor, one of the most famous theater directors and teachers, founder of Panevėžys Drama Theater.

4 d. 1924 Justinas Lagunavičius was born. Lithuanian basketball player, coach, educator. 1952 Olympic vice-champion, 1947, 1951, 1953. European champion.

5 d. 1898 Stasys Lozoraitis was born. Lithuanian state figure, diplomat. 1934–1939 Minister of Foreign Affairs. On June 2, 1940, Minister of Foreign Affairs J. Urbšis was appointed the head of the diplomatic service of the rest of Lithuania abroad, if Lithuania lost its independence. He held this position until his death. Father of S. Lozoraitis (junior) and K. Lozoraitis.

6 d. 1888 Vladimir Dubeneckis was born. Lithuanian architect, scenographer and painter. One of the pioneers of modern architecture in Lithuania, a promoter of national style.

6 d. 1920 Paulius Širvys was born. Lithuanian poet.

6 d. 1929 Edvardas Gudavičius was born. Historian, one of the creators of Lithuanian modern historiography, winner of the National Prize (1998). Formulated a modern concept of the integrated history of civilizations, set the date of Mindaugas' coronation.

8 d. The Battle of Orsha was a battle fought on 8 September 1514, between the allied forces of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, under the command of Hetman Konstanty Ostrogski; and the army of the Grand Duchy of Moscow under Konyushy Ivan Chelyadnin and Kniaz Mikhail Golitsin. The Battle of Orsha was part of a long series of Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars conducted by Muscovite rulers striving to gather all the former Kievan Rus' lands under their rule.

9 d. 1925 Adolfas Tautavičius was born. One of the most famous Lithuanian archaeologists. Excavated Vilnius Lower Castle, discovered St. St. Anne and St. The remains of Barbora's church protected the Kernavė Pajauta Valley from destruction.

10 d. 1916 Regina Kulikauskienė was born. One of the most famous Lithuanian archaeologists. Researched Lithuanian ethnogenesis, material 9th ​​– 12th centuries. culture, mounds. Restored ancient Lithuanian clothes.

12 d. 1779 Kiprijonas Juozapas Nezabitauskis-Zabitis was born. Lithuanian priest, pioneer of Lithuanian political and philosophical poetry, translator, public figure.

12 d. 1904 Adolfas Jucys was born. Lithuanian physicist, creator of multielectron atom theory, pioneer of modern theoretical physics in Lithuania.

12 d. 1944 Arvydas Šliogeris was born. Lithuanian philosopher, public figure. One of the most famous modern Lithuanian thinkers. Examined the fate of Western philosophy and culture, the state of modern Western society. He contributed a lot to the development of modern Lithuanian philosophical terminology and to the education of Lithuanian philosophers.

13 d. 1896 Stasys Raštikis was born. Commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, General, Politician, Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania.

14 d. 1892 Steponas Kolupaila was born. Lithuanian surveyor, hydrologist, press officer, doctor of technical sciences, pioneer of Lithuanian river hydrology.

14 d. 2003 The Lithuanian men's basketball team became the European champion, defeating the Spanish team in the final in Stockholm.

15 d. 1907 Bronius Pundzius was born. Lithuanian sculptor monumentalist.

15 d. 1907 Lionginas Šepka was born. Lithuanian folk artist sculptor. One of the most famous Lithuanian worshipers. Development began in 1950, shocked by the death of a brother. He carved about 1,500 wooden sculptures.

18 d. 1897 Povilas Brazdžiūnas was born. Lithuanian physicist. One of the organizers of physics science in Lithuania.

20 d. 1752 Hieronimas Stroynowskis was born. Lithuanian lawyer, economist, religious figure. 1799–1806 Rector of Vilnius University. Pioneer of teaching economics at Vilnius University. One of the most famous physiocrats of the Republic of the Two Nations.

20 d. 1869 Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas was born. Lithuanian writer, publicist, literary critic, activist of the Lithuanian national movement.

21 d. 1890 Matas Šalčius was born. Lithuanian journalist, public figure, traveler.

22 d. 1236 The Battle of Saule (Lithuanian: Saulės mūšis or Šiaulių mūšis) took place. During the first crusade to Lithuania, the swordsmen were defeated by Samogitians in the Battle of Saule near Šiauliai. After the battle, the Curonians, Semigallians, Selians revolted, and the Order of Swords lost all the white lands conquered on the left bank of the Daugava, and in 1237. became an autonomous branch of the German Order - the Livonian Order. For several years, the orders did not attack the Lithuanian lands, which allowed the Lithuanian state to strengthen.

22 d. 1875 Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was born. Lithuanian artist, composer, choirmaster, cultural figure.

22 d. 1932 Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas was born. Lithuanian state and political figure, fourth President of the Republic of Lithuania (1993–98). March 11 Signatory of the Act.

22 d. 1935 Virgilijus Kęstutis Noreika was born. Singer, one of the best Lithuanian tenors, winner of the National Prize.

25 d. 1765 Mykolas Kleopas Oginskis was born. Politician of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Republic of the Two Nations, the Russian Empire. 1794 protagonist of the uprising in Lithuania. Composer, author of the polonaise "Farewell to the Homeland".

26 d. 1841 Antanas Vienažindys was born. Lithuanian poet, Catholic priest. One of the pioneers of Lithuanian existential and love poetry. Many of his poems became folk songs.

26 d. 1914 Marius Katiliškis was born. Lithuanian writer. One of the most famous Lithuanian prose writers.

27 d. The Treaty of Melno (Lithuanian: Melno taika; Polish: Pokój melneński) or Treaty of Lake Melno (German: Friede von Melnosee) was a peace treaty ending the Gollub War. It was signed on 27 September 1422, between the Teutonic Knights and an alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at Lake Melno (German: Melnosee, Meldensee; Polish: Jezioro Mełno), east of Graudenz (Grudziądz). The treaty resolved territorial disputes between the Knights and Lithuania regarding Samogitia, which had dragged on since 1382, and determined the Prussian–Lithuanian border, which afterwards remained unchanged for about 500 years. A portion of the original border survives as a portion of the modern border between the Republic of Lithuania and Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, making it one of the oldest and most stable borders in Europe.

27 d. The Battle of Kircholm (27 September 1605, or 17 September in the Old Style calendar then in use in Protestant countries) was one of the major battles in the Polish–Swedish War. The battle was decided in 20 minutes by the devastating charge of Polish–Lithuanian cavalry, the Winged Hussars. The battle ended in the decisive victory of the Polish–Lithuanian forces, and is remembered as one of the greatest triumphs of Commonwealth cavalry.

28 d. 1533 Steponas Batoras was born. King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (since 1576). 1571-76 Duke of Transylvania (belonged to Hungary).

28 d. 1867 Sofija Ivanauskaitė-Pšibiliauskienė, one of the sisters under the pseudonym Lazdynų Pelėda, was born in The works of the sisters are an example of the noble culture and themes of the manor in Lithuanian literature.

28 d. In 1939, after the outbreak of World War II, the USSR-Germany Treaty on Borders and Friendship was signed in Moscow. The aggressors divided Poland - the eastern part went to the USSR, the northern and western parts - to Germany, and the Germans formed the General Province in the remaining territory. According to the secret protocol of the treaty, all the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland) came under the sphere of influence of the USSR. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were ultimately forced to conclude mutual aid agreements with the Soviet Union and admit its military crews, Finland rejected the ultimatum.

29 d. 1823 Vladislav Sirokomle was born. Real name Ludwik Kondratowicz, Polish and Lithuanian poet, publicist, famous representative of Romanticism. He wrote books of Lithuanian local lore and travel impressions, which conveyed a love for Lithuania, a special sense of nature and landscape.

30 d. 1882 Pranciškus Baltrus Šivickis was born. Lithuanian and American zoologist, professor of Kaunas University, head of KU Department of Geography. Full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (1956).

30 d. 1940 Dalia Tamulevičiūtė was born. One of the most famous Lithuanian theater director and teacher. Art Prize of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (2003).

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