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


1 d. 1882 Lev Karsavin was born. Russian and Lithuanian cultural historian, philosopher. He also wrote in Lithuanian.

2 d. 1612 Jonušas Radvila was born. Political and military figure of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Republic of the Two Nations, initiator of the Treaty of Kėdainiai (1655). He led the GDL army during the Ukrainian Cossack uprising of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and during 1654–1667 the war between Poland and Lithuania with Russia. Son of the Hetman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Kristupas Radvila and Ona Kiškaitė.

2 d. 1884 Vaclovas Biržiška was born. Cultural historian, political figure, lawyer, legal researcher, administrativeist, encyclopedist, professor at the University of Lithuania.

2 d. 1886 Pranas Dovydaitis was born. 20 a. Lithuanian state figure, philosopher, pedagogue. February 16 Signatory of the Act. Member of the Council of Lithuania. Prime Minister of Lithuania (1919). Initiator of about 40 newspapers and magazines.

3 d. 1898 Robertas Antinis was born. Lithuanian artist, sculptor. The largest and most significant part of his work is decorative sculptures (Eglė the Queen of Snakes 1958, built in 1960 in Palanga, Dūdorius in 1963, built in 1975 in Panevėžys, March 1970, built in 1981 in Kaunas, Bičiulystė, built in 1981 in Klaipėda)

3 d. 1910 Vladas Drėma was born. Lithuanian art historian, museologist, painter, graphic artist. Winner of the National Prize (1992)

4 d. 1871 Liudvikas Stulpinas was born. Lithuanian seaman, sea captain. The first chief of the port of Klaipeda in the Republic of Lithuania. He contributed to the development of the Lithuanian Navy, the Seamen's School, and was the initiator of the establishment of the Lithuanian Seamen's Union.

4-5 d. 1905 A congress of Lithuanians, named after the Great Vilnius Seimas, took place in Vilnius, in the Vilnius City Hall (now the Lithuanian National Philharmonic). About 2000 Lithuanians from Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Latvia took part in the congress. The participants of the Great Vilnius Seimas decided to demand the autonomy of Lithuania with the Seimas in Vilnius, remaining part of the Russian Empire. The participants of the congress also emphasized the importance of promoting the Lithuanian language and national education. The Great Vilnius Seimas is considered to be the first significant stage of common national-state development.

16 d. 1882 Tadas Ivanauskas was born. Lithuanian naturalist zoologist, pioneer of nature conservation. Full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (1941).

17 d. 1866 Kazys Grinius was born. Third President of Lithuania, activist of the Lithuanian national movement and the Lithuanian state. Doctor.

19 d. 1863 Pranas Mašiotas was born. Lithuanian pedagogue, children's writer, publicist, translator, author of textbooks, public and cultural figure.

19 d. 1908 Vytautas Valteris Jonas Budriūnas was born. Lithuanian and American basketball player. He won gold medal at EuroBasket 1939 with Lithuania national basketball team. He was notable for his one-handed jumpshot and is one of the hookshot founders.

19 d. 1964 Arvydas Sabonis was born. The best Lithuanian basketball player of all time. 1988 Olympic Champion, 1992 and 1996 bronze medalist at the Olympic Games. 1982 world champion. Recognized as one of the best European players of all time, he won the Euroscar six times (1984–1999), and the Mr. Europa Award twice. He played in a variety of leagues including the Spanish ACB League, and spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), in the United States. On August 20, 2010, Sabonis was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame. On April 12, 2011, Sabonis was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

20 d. 1884 Juozas Gruodis was born. Lithuanian composer, conductor, pedagogue, professor.

20 d. 1903 Antanas Šabaniauskas was born. 20 a. Lithuanian singer (lyrical tenor). Pioneer of the Lithuanian professional stage.

20 d. 1919 Eduardas Balsys was born. Lithuanian composer, teacher.

20 d. 1930 Henrikas Šablevičius was born. Lithuanian documentary film classic, winner of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize (1989). Knight's Cross of the Order of Gediminas (2001), founder of the Department of Film and Television of the Lithuanian Academy of Music, teacher of several generations of Lithuanian film documentaries. The most famous students: J. Lapinskaitė, A. Matelis, A. Stonys.

20 d. 1932 Vladas Vildžiūnas was born. 20th-21st early Lithuanian sculptor. Laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize (2012).

22 d. 1885 Kipras Petrauskas was born. Famous Lithuanian singer (tenor).

24 d. 1798 Adomas Mickevičius was born. Lithuanian and Polish poet.

24 d. 1922 Jonas Mekas was born. 20–21 a. Lithuanian poet, cinematographer, film critic from the United States. One of the most famous creators and promoters of avant-garde cinema. Lithuanian National Prize (1995).

24 d. 1940 Bronius Radzevičius was born. Lithuanian prose writer.

30 d. 1860 Jonas Jablonskis was born. The most famous standardizer of the Lithuanian language. Outlined the standardization program of the common Lithuanian language, described the relationship between the common language and dialects, established the Kaunas dialect as the basis of the common language, created or helped specialists in various fields to create many terms.

31 d. 1858 Vincas Kudirka was born. Prose writer, poet, publicist, critic, translator, editor of the newspaper "Varpas", author of the Lithuanian anthem.

31 d. 1860 Silvestras Žukauskas was born. Lithuanian military figure, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during the War of Independence General.


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