Famous Lithuanian Presidents

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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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Valdas Adamkus
(President of Lithuania (1998 - 2003, 2004 - 2009))
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Lithuania is a country situated in northern Europe. Marked by Latvia, Poland, Belarus and Kaliningrad Oblast on its sides, the country is one of the three of the Baltic States. Dating back to the 13th century, Lithuania was ruled by the Minduagas who was the first King of Lithuania of the unified state. During the mid-20th century, Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union and later by the Nazi Germany. during the last years of World War II, Lithuania yet again came under the rule of Soviet Union. In 1990, when the Soviet Union was finally dissolved, Lithuania declared itself independent thus becoming the first Soviet Republic to do so. Independent Lithuania follows a democratic tradition, wherein the President acts as the head of state. His position however is largely ceremonial and much of the powers lie with the Prime Minister who is the executive head of the government. Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas served as the first President of a newly independent post-Soviet Lithuania from 1993 to 1998 and Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006. Current and incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaite became the first female to be appointed as the President of Lithuania. In 2014, she was re-elected thus becoming the first President of modern Lithuania to serve yet another term consecutively. Read on to get detailed information about Lithuania Presidents, their life and their works.