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.