Famous People From Lithuania
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.
Valdas AdamkusValdas Adamkus

03 November 1926

Antanas SmetonaAntanas Smetona

10 August 1874

Rolandas PaksasRolandas Paksas

10 June 1956

Algirdas BrazauskasAlgirdas Brazauskas

22 September 1932

Jonas ŽemaitisJonas Žemaitis

15 March 1909

Dalia GrybauskaitėDalia Grybauskaitė

01 March 1956

MindaugasMindaugas

1203 AD

VytautasVytautas

1350 AD

Pyotr Nikolayevich WrangelPyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel

27 August 1878

Vytautas LandsbergisVytautas Landsbergis

18 October 1932

Artūras ZuokasArtūras Zuokas

21 February 1968

Virgilijus AleknaVirgilijus Alekna

13 February 1972

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Józef Antoni PoniatowskiJózef Antoni Poniatowski

1763 AD

Artūras PaulauskasArtūras Paulauskas

23 August 1953

Arūnas ValinskasArūnas Valinskas

28 November 1966

Gediminas of LithuaniaGediminas of Lithuania

1275 AD