Famous Lithuanian Leaders

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Dalia Grybauskaitė
(4th President of Lithuania (2009 - 2019))
Dalia Grybauskaitė
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Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Dalia Grybauskaitė became the first female president of Lithuania and the first to be re-elected. Popularly known as Lithuania’s Iron Lady and often compared to Margaret Thatcher, she has also been the UN Commissioner of the Year. A black belt in karate, she has mastery over four languages.

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Mindaugas
(King of Lithuania (1253 - 1263))
Mindaugas
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Birthdate: 1203 AD
Died: 1263 AD

Mindaugas reigned as the King of Lithuania from 1253 to 1263. His reign was marked by numerous state-building accomplishments. Although not much is documented about his life and reign, Mindaugas is generally regarded as the founder of the Lithuanian state. He is also remembered as the only crowned Lithuanian king.

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Vytautas
(Grand Duke of Lithuania (1392 - 1430))
Vytautas
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Birthdate: 1350 AD
Birthplace: Senieji Trakai, Lithuania
Died: October 27, 1430
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Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel
(Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of South Russia (April 1920 - November 1920))
Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel
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Birthdate: August 27, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zarasai, Lithuania
Died: April 25, 1928

Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel was a Russian military officer who served in the Imperial Russian Army. He played an important role during the Russian Civil War, serving as the commanding general of the White Army during the later stages of the war. He lost the war and left Russia, becoming one of the most important exiled White émigrés of South Russia.

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Gediminas
(Grand Duke of Lithuania (1316 - 1341))
Gediminas
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Birthdate: 1275 AD
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: November 30, 1341

Gediminas was a Lithuanian leader who served as the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1316 until his death in 1341. Counted among the most important political figures in early Lithuanian history, Gediminas is credited with building the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. He is also credited with founding a dynasty that eventually ruled other European countries like Hungary, Poland, and Bohemia.

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Antanas Smetona
(Former President of Lithuania)
Antanas Smetona
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Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taujėnai
Died: January 9, 1944

The first president of Lithuania, Antanas Smetona was drawn into the revolutionary movements of his country soon after finishing law school. A major political figure of his country during the two World Wars, he came to power for a second time after launching a coup in 1926.

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Valdas Adamkus
(President of Lithuania (1998 - 2003, 2004 - 2009))
Valdas Adamkus
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Birthdate: November 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania

Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus had fought against the Soviet army during World War II. After fleeing to Germany, he studied in Munich and then migrated to the U.S., where he earned a civil engineering degree. Among his many accolades are honorary doctorates from countless foreign universities.

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Ingrida Šimonytė
(The Prime Minister of Lithuania)
Ingrida Šimonytė
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Birthdate: November 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Ingrida Šimonytė is a Lithuanian economist and politician. She is the current Prime Minister of Lithuania. An influential politician, Šimonytė also served as the Minister of Finance from 7 July 2009 to 13 December 2012. In 2019 and 2020, Ingrida Šimonytė was named Delfi Women of the Year.

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Vytautas Landsbergis
(Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania (1990 - 1992))
Vytautas Landsbergis
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Birthdate: October 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaunas

Vytautas Landsbergis is a Lithuanian politician and writer. He is best known for his service as the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania from 1990 to 1992. Apart from writing books on politics, Vytautas Landsbergis has also written several books on music.

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Emilia Plater
(Polish-Lithuanian Revolutionary and Noblewoman)
Emilia Plater
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Birthdate: November 13, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 23, 1831

Emilia Plater was a Polish-Lithuanian revolutionary and noblewoman. Often compared with France's Joan of Arc, Plater is seen as a national heroine in Belarus, Lithuania, and Poland. Emilia Plater's story has inspired numerous works of art and literature and she is often seen as a symbol of women empowerment in Lithuania.

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Rolandas Paksas
(Former President of Lithuania)
Rolandas Paksas
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Birthdate: June 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Telšiai

Rolandas Paksas is a Lithuanian politician who served as the president of Lithuania from 2003 to 2004. Prior to this, he was the prime minister of Lithuania for two non-consecutive terms. A civil engineer by qualification, he founded a construction company, Restako, prior to joining politics. His political career has been shrouded in controversies. 

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Virgilijus Alekna
(Lithuanian Retired Discus Thrower Who Won Gold Medals at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games)
Virgilijus Alekna
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Birthdate: February 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Terpeikiai, Lithuania

Virgilijus Alekna is a Lithuanian retired discus thrower who won gold medals at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. A two-time world champion, Alekna also won the 2006 European Championship. Virgilijus Alekna was named Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year on four occasions. In 2017, he was honored with the prestigious European Athletics Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Jan Karol Chodkiewicz
(Polish Army Commander Known for His Massive Victories Against the Turks and Swedes)
Jan Karol Chodkiewicz
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Birthdate: 1560 AD
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: September 24, 1621
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Aušrinė Armonaitė
(Lithuanian Politician and Minister for Economy and Innovation)
Aušrinė Armonaitė
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Birthdate: May 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Aušrinė Armonaitė is a Lithuanian politician and the current Minister for Economy and Innovation. Since 2019, she has been serving as the chairperson of the popular Freedom Party. Aušrinė Armonaitė previously served as a member of the conservative-liberal political party, Liberal Movement.

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Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen
(Lithuanian Speaker of the Seimas)
Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen
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Birthdate: August 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šiauliai, Lithuania
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Algirdas Brazauskas
(12th Prime Minister of Lithuania (2001-2006), President of Lithuania (1992-1998))
Algirdas Brazauskas
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Birthdate: September 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rokiškis, Lithuania
Died: June 26, 2010

Algirdas Brazauskas was a Lithuanian politician who served as the president of Lithuania from 1993 to 1998. An influential and popular politician, Brazauskas also served as the country's prime minister from 2001 to 2006. During his political career, Brazauskas made important contributions to improve the relations between Lithuania and Russia, for which he was awarded the Order of Honour.

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Hugo Kołłątaj
(Politician)
Hugo Kołłątaj
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Birthdate: April 1, 1750
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Volhynian Voivodeship, Dutchy of Lithuania
Died: February 28, 1812

Hugo Kołłątaj was a Polish educationalist and constitutional reformer who played a major role during the Polish Enlightenment. An influential social and political activist, Kołłątaj was one of the authors of the Constitution of 3 May 1791, which aimed at implementing a constitutional monarchy. Hugo Kołłątaj's work also influenced many subsequent reformers.

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Jonas Žemaitis
(President of Lithuania (1949 – 1954))
Jonas Žemaitis
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Birthdate: March 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palanga
Died: November 26, 1954

Jonas Žemaitis was a Lithuanian political figure who served as a leader of a group of Lithuanian partisans who waged guerrilla warfare against the Soviet Union after the occupation of Lithuania by Soviet. After Lithuania's independence, Jonas Žemaitis was acknowledged as a national hero and was officially recognized as the fourth Lithuanian president in 2009. 

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Meir Vilner
(Israeli Marxist Leader and One of the Signatories of the Country's Declaration of Independence)
Meir Vilner
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Birthdate: October 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: June 5, 2003
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Evelina Dobrovolska
(The Minister for Justice of Lithuania)
Evelina Dobrovolska
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Birthdate: August 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Evelina Dobrovolska is a Polish-Lithuanian activist and politician. She is currently serving as the Minister for Justice of Lithuania in the Šimonytė Cabinet. Prior to her political career, Ewelina Dobrowolska achieved popularity after becoming one of the most important members of the European Foundation of Human Rights.

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Artūras Zuokas
(Mayor of Vilnius (2011 - 2015))
Artūras Zuokas
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Birthdate: February 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kaunas
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Kazimira Prunskienė
(1st Prime Minister of Lithuania (1990 - 1991))
Kazimira Prunskienė
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Birthdate: February 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vasiuliškė, Lithuania
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Kazys Grinius
(Third President of Lithuania)
Kazys Grinius
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Birthdate: December 17, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Selema, Lithuania
Died: June 4, 1950

Kazys Grinius was a Lithuanian political figure who served as the President of Lithuania from June 1926 to December 1926. Earlier, he had served as the Lithuanian Prime Minister from 1920 until his resignation in 1922. An important politician, Kazys Grinius is credited with co-founding the Lithuanian Popular Peasants' Union and the Lithuanian Democratic Party

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Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius
(Former Prime Minister of Lithuania)
Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius
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Birthdate: October 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Subartonys, Lithuania
Died: July 7, 1954

Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius was a Lithuanian philologist, poet, writer, playwright, and novelist. He is perhaps best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Lithuania for just about a week in 1940 when he was appointed by acting President Justas Paleckis.

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Justas Paleckis
(Former De Facto President and Prime Minister of Lithuania)
Justas Paleckis
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Birthdate: January 22, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Telšiai, Lithuania
Died: January 26, 1980

Justas Paleckis was a Lithuanian politician, journalist, and author. He was the de facto President and Prime Minister of Lithuania from June 1940 to August 1940. However, both his presidency and premiership were not officially recognized.

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Gintarė Skaistė
(The Minister for Finance of Lithuania)
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Birthdate: August 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania

Gintarė Skaistė is a Lithuanian politician who is currently serving as the Minister for Finance of Lithuania in the Šimonytė Cabinet. She earned recognition as a politician between 2007 and 2016, during which she served as the Kaunas City Councillor.

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Neringa Venckienė
(Member of the 11th Seimas of Lithuania (2012 - 2014))
Neringa Venckienė
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Birthdate: May 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
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Arūnas Valinskas
(Lithuanian Member of the Seimas (2008 - 2012))
Arūnas Valinskas
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Birthdate: November 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lazdijai
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Antanas Merkys
(Last Prime Minister of Independent Lithuania (1939 – 1940))
Antanas Merkys
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Birthdate: January 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Skapiškis, Lithuania
Died: March 5, 1955

Antanas Merkys was a Lithuanian politician best remembered for his service as the 14th and last Prime Minister of independent Lithuania from 1939 to 1940. He also served as the de factor President of Lithuania for three days in 1940 after which he handed over the power to Justas Paleckis.

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Aušra Maldeikienė
(Lithuanian Politician & Member of the European Parliament)
Aušra Maldeikienė
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Birthdate: June 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palanga, Lithuania

Aušra Maldeikienė is a Lithuanian politician, political economist, teacher, lecturer, publicist, and author. Having served as the Vilnius City Councilor and Member of the Seimas between 2015 and 2019, Maldeikienė was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019.

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Artūras Paulauskas
(Lithuanian Politician who Served as the Acting President of Lithuania in 2004)
Artūras Paulauskas
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Birthdate: August 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vilnius

Artūras Paulauskas is a Lithuanian politician best known for his service as the Acting President of Lithuania in 2004. A popular politician, Paulauskas also served as the Minister of Environment from January 2008 to December 2008.

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Irena Degutienė
(The First Woman Who Served as Speaker of Seimas in the History of Lithuania)
Irena Degutienė
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Birthdate: June 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Šiauliai, Lithuania
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Agnė Bilotaitė
(Minister for the Interior of Lithuania)
Agnė Bilotaitė
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Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Klaipėda, Lithuania

Agnė Bilotaitė is a Lithuanian politician and the current Minister for the Interior of Lithuania in the Šimonytė Cabinet. Since 2008, Agnė Bilotaitė has been an important member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, the unicameral parliament of the country.

Lithuania is a country in northern Europe that is bordered by Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad Oblast. Once a den of the Baltic tribes the country was occupied by the Soviet Union and later by Nazi Germany before declaring itself independent, in 1990. The country has had courageous leaders, who have heroically stood for the country and even gave their life for it. Mindaugas was the first and only King of Lithuanian who ruled the country from 1236 until his death in 1263. After the death of Mindaugas, the country had a bevy of rulers, most prominent amongst them being Vytautas the Great, Jogaila and so on. Jonas Basanavicius is fondly referred to as the father of Lithuanian Act of Independence of 1918. Mykolas Sleževičius served as the Prime Minister of Lithuania thrice. Furthermore, he is credited with organizing the Lithuanian Armed Forces. Post-independence, Vytautas became the first leader of the Supreme Council. Incumbent president, Dalia Grybauskaite became the first female President of Lithuania after her appointment in 2009. Furthermore, she became the first President to be re-elected consecutively in 2014 of modern Lithuania. Check this section to find more interesting facts about famous Lithuanian leader, their life and their works.