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


1 d. 1934 Vincas Kisarauskas was born. Painter, one of the most famous Lithuanian ex-libris creators. One of the first in Lithuania to start creating with collage, photomontage and assembly techniques.

4 d. Lithuanian patron Saint Casimir's Day.

4 d. 1913 Kazimieras Žoromskis was born. Lithuanian painter. Created a peculiar variety of opart - the so-called optical impressionism.

4 d. 1920 Zenonas Puzinauskas was born. Lithuanian basketball player, athlete, basketball coach, sports organizer. 1937 and 1939. European men's basketball champion.

4 d. 1925 Kazys Morkūnas was born. Lithuanian stained glass artist. One of the most famous Lithuanian stained glass creators. Created one of the largest (180 m2) stained glass windows in Lithuania "Šventė"〈Celebration) in the First Palace of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (1981).

5 d. 1808 Simonas Konarskis was born. 1830–1831 rebel figure. After the uprising, he left for France, where he founded the Young Poland organization. Organized a new uprising. 1838 Arrested by Russian police; On February 27, 1839, he was shot in Vilnius.

5 d. 1937 Raimondas Vabalas was born. Lithuanian film director. 1964 made the first Lithuanian color feature film „Marš, marš, tra-ta-ta!“ 〈March, March, tra-ta-ta!). Other well-known films are „Laiptai į dangų“ 〈Stairs to Heaven, 1968), „Smokas ir Mažylis“ 〈Smok and the Little One,1975, according to J. London), „Skrydis per Atlantą“ 〈Flight over the Atlantic, 1983), „Miškais ateina ruduo“ 〈Autumn is Coming in the Woods, 1989, according to M.Katiliškis).

6 d. 1918 Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas was born. One of the most famous Lithuanian partisan commanders. Commander of the Defense Forces of the Lithuanian Freedom Fighting Movement, Chairman of the Presidium of the Sąjūdis Council.

7 d. 1861 Jonas Šliūpas was born. Lithuanian political, social, cultural figure, philosopher, dawn, doctor.

7 d. 1869 Donatas Malinauskas was born. Lithuanian public figure, diplomat. Member of the Greater Vilnius Seimas (1905), Council of Lithuania, signatory of the February 16 Act.

8 d. 1877 Marija Pečkauskaitė-Šatrijos Ragana. was born. Lithuanian writer. Her most successful works are „Sename dvare“ (Old Manor, 1922) and „Irkos tragedija“ ("Irish Tragedy").

8 d. 1927 Gediminas Jokūbonis was born. Lithuanian sculptor. One of the most famous works is the monument of A. Mickevičius in Vilnius (1984).

9 d. 1009 the name of Lithuania was mentioned for the first time in historical sources. The annals of Quedlinburg in the 11th century mention Bruno, who "hit the head of the heathen on the border of Russia and Lithuania, and went to heaven on the ninth day of March with eighteen relatives."

9 d. 1760 Antanas Strazdas was born. Lithuanian priest and poet.

9 d. 1917 Algirdas Julius Greimas was born. Lithuanian and French semiotician, mythologist, linguist.

10 d. 1876 Edmundas Alfonsas Frykas was born. Architect. Designed the building of the Seimas and the Ministry of Justice in Kaunas (now the National Philharmonic), Marijampolė railway station.

10 d. 1893 Vytautas Landsbergis ‑ Žemkalnis was born. Lithuanian architect, public figure. Pioneer of modernist architecture in Lithuania.

10 d. 1903 Antanas Poška was born. Lithuanian traveler, anthropologist, journalist. One of the first Lithuanian Esperantists. The righteous of the nations of the world.

10 d. 1930 Justinas Marcinkevičius was born. One of the most famous Lithuanian poet, actively involved in the activities of the Sąjūdis. Laureate of the Poetry Spring (1965), Lithuanian National Prize (2001), Baltic Assembly Prize (2005), J. G. Herder Prize (2005), National Progress Prize (2008).

11 d. Act of March 11, Act of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania, 1990 March 11 Act of the Supreme Council-Seimas of Restoration (AT / AS) On the Restoration of the Independent State of Lithuania, which legally restored the independence of the State of Lithuania. Adopted in implementation of the Sąjūdis electoral program and the 1990 March 11 In the Declaration on the Powers of the Deputies of the Supreme Soviet of the Lithuanian SSR, the obligation to restore the State of Lithuania was established, with 124 AT / AS deputies voting in favor and 6 abstentions. 

11 d. 1912 Levas Vladimirovas was born. Lithuanian book researcher and librarian. Creator of information society theory in Lithuania. 1955–1958 on his initiative, about 19,000 rare books (such as the Mažvydas Catechism) and museum treasures from Russia and Ukraine were returned to Lithuania.

14 d. 1900 Jonas Prapuolenis was born. Lithuanian furniture designer. Created about 150 sets of furniture for private interiors and public institutions. 1937 At the World's Fair in Paris, his furniture won gold and silver medals.

15 d. 1909 Jonas Žemaitis was born. (Nicknames. Darius, Adomas, Ilgūnas, Matas, Mockus, Silent, Zaltys, Vytautas). One of the most famous leaders of Lithuania's resistance to the Soviet occupation regime. Chairman of the Presidium of the Council of the Lithuanian Freedom Movement and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces.

15 d. 1940 Vladas Česiūnas was born. Lithuanian rower, coach. In 1972 Olympic champion, 4 times (1973, 1974 - 2 times, 1975) world champion, 1973 runner-up, 1971 bronze medalist of the world and European championships.

16 d. 1846 Jurgis Bielinis was born.Lithuanian bookseller, publicist. Distributed the banned Lithuanian press for about 32 years. In honor of all booksellers, this day in Lithuania is celebrated Bookbinder's Day.

16 d. 1907 Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas was born. Lithuanian graphic artist, painter, sculptor. Founder of the School of Arts and Crafts in Freiburg.

16 d. 1939 Jonas Strielkūnas was born. Lithuanian poet, translator. Neo-romantic creation is characterized by the form of a classical four-row. Laureate of the Poetry Spring (1991), Lithuanian National Prize (1996), Jotvingiai Prize (2001).

16 d. 1947 Raimundas Katilius was born. Lithuanian violinist virtuoso, teacher. Laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize (1995).

19 d. 1899 Juozas Matulis was born. Lithuanian chemist, public figure. Founder of the Lithuanian School of Electrochemistry

22 d. 1609 Jonas Kazimieras was born. Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland (1648–1668). Son of Sigismund Vasa. The last of the Vasa dynasty.

22 d. 1786 Joachim Lelewel was born. Polish historian, cartographer, geographer, patron of culture, one of the pioneers of European numismatics.

22 d. 1868 Vilhelmas Storosta-Vydūnas was born. Lithuanian philosopher, writer. Cultural and social figure of Lithuania Minor. Honorary Doctor of the University of Lithuania (1928). Has signed under the pseudonym Vydūnas since 1907.

24 d. 1845 Juozas Miliauskas-Miglovara was born. Lithuanian poet, publicist. Famous 19th century actor of national revival.

25 d. 1885 Juozas Balčikonis was born. Lithuanian linguist, translator.

25 d. 1930 Vytautas Ambrazas was born. Linguist, researcher of Lithuanian syntax.

25 d. 1949 The most massive Soviet deportation operation in the Baltic States, Priboj (Battle of the Waves), began. During which more than 90 thousand people were deported to the Krasnoyarsk region, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk and Amur regions. Almost 29 thousand lithuanians were deported, among whom were 8357 children. 13,785 occupiers (MVD and MGB workers and soldiers) and 16,666 collaborators (strikers and armed activists) carried out deportations. 13,777 people entered the list of deportees were saved by resistance participants, relatives and friends, but about 3,000 of them were caught and deported in April 1949.

26 d. 1831 the uprising began in Samogitia. when the rebels occupied Raseiniai and formed the temporary government of Raseiniai county; Benediktas Kalinauskas was appointed the Commander-in-Chief of their army.

26 d. 1885 Borisas Dauguvietis was born. Lithuanian theater director,, actor, pedagogue, playwright.

26 d. 1899 Pranas Skardžius was born. Lithuanian linguist. One of the founders of the Lithuanian Language Society. Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (1941).

27 d. 1880 Feliksas Vizbaras was born. The architect, who supervised the construction of bridges in Alytus, Aukštosis Panemunė and Prienai, designed the Central Post Office Palace in Kaunas

27 d. 1898 Antanas Gustaitis was born.Lithuanian military figure, aviation engineer, pilot. Brigadier General (1937). Creator of the aircraft ANBO (from the sentence „Antanas wants to be in the air“ the first letters of words), 1934. led a flight of three planes around European capitals.

27 d. 1940 Antanas Šurna was born. Lithuanian actor. Government of the Republic of Lithuania Culture and Art Prize (2012).

28 d. 1951 Kęstutis Antanėlis was born. Lithuanian composer, architect, artist. In 1971 he's the first in Europe and the second in the world staged Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.

30 d. 1697 Jonas Juraga-Giedraitis was born. Lithuanian philosopher, theologian, doctor of philosophy and law. 1752–55 - Rector of Vilnius University; Under his leadership, the Astronomical Observatory and the Office of Mathematics and Physics were established at Vilnius University in 1753, and the teaching of New Age philosophy began.

30 d. 1861 Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė was born. Lithuanian writer, publicist, public and political figure.

30 d. 1894 Juozas Tonkūnas was born. Lithuanian Minister of Education (1934–1939), LUA Rector, Professor, Agronomist.

31 d. 1880 Petras Kalpokas was born. One of the most famous and productive of the first half of the 20th century. Lithuanian painters, scenographers and fresco creators. At the beginning of the 20th century, he became famous not only in Lithuania but also in Germany, in Latvia, was a Kaunas School of Art professor, and head of the painting studio.


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