Famous people on Lithuania's street names



Vytautas 201 Vytautas, also known as Vytautas the Great from the late 14th century onwards, was a ruler of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. He was also the prince of Grodno (1370–1382), prince of Lutsk (1387–1389), and the postulated king of the Hussites.

Steponas Darius

Steponas Darius 114 Steponas Darius was a Lithuanian American pilot, who died in a non-stop flight attempt in the Lituanica from New York City to Kaunas, Lithuania, in 1933.

Jonas Žemaitis

Jonas Žemaitis 105 Jonas Žemaitis, also known under his nom de guerre Vytautas was a Lithuanian general and freedom fighter who served as the de facto president of Lithuania from 1949 until his death in 1954. A Lithuanian partisan, armed resister of Soviet occupation and the chairman of the Union of Lithuanian Freedom Fighters, Žemaitis was posthumously nominated and acknowledged as the head of state of Lithuania following the re-establishment of independence.

Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas

Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas 97 Vincas Mykolaitis, known by his pen name Putinas ; 6 January 1893 – 7 June 1967), was a Lithuanian writer, poet and translator, accorded the honour of being a People's Writer of the Lithuanian SSR in 1963. He was also a Catholic priest, but renounced his priesthood in 1935.


Žemaitė 96 Žemaitė was the pen name of Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė. She was a Lithuanian/Samogitian writer, democrat and educator. Born to impoverished gentry, she became one of the major participants in the Lithuanian National Revival. She wrote about peasant life in the style best described as realism.


Birutė 90 Birutė was the second wife of Kęstutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and mother of Vytautas the Great. There is very little known about Birutė's life, but after her death a cult worshiping her developed among Lithuanians, especially in Samogitia.


Kęstutis 77 Kęstutis was the Grand Duke of Lithuania. He was the Duke of Trakai and governed the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, 1342–1382, together with his brother Algirdas, and with his nephew Jogaila.

Jonas Basanavičius

Jonas Basanavičius 66 Jonas Basanavičius was an activist and proponent of the Lithuanian National Revival. He participated in every major event leading to the independent Lithuanian state and is often given the informal honorific title of the "Patriarch of the Nation" for his contributions.

Salomėja Nėris

Salomėja Nėris 58 Salomėja Bačinskaitė-Bučienė, mostly known by her pen name Nėris was a Lithuanian poet.             


Maironis 56 Maironis was a Lithuanian Roman Catholic priest and the greatest and most-known Lithuanian poet, especially of the period of the Lithuanian press ban. He was called the Bard of Lithuanian National Revival. Maironis was active in public life. However, the Lithuanian literary historian Juozas Brazaitis writes that Maironis was not.

Vincas Kudirka

Vincas Kudirka 49 Vincas Kudirka was a Lithuanian poet and physician, and the author of both the music and lyrics of the Lithuanian national anthem, "Tautiška giesmė". He is regarded in Lithuania as a national hero. Kudirka used the pen names V. Kapsas, Paežerių Vincas, Vincas Kapsas, P.Vincas, Varpas, Q.D, K., V.K, Perkūnas.

Petras Cvirka

Petras Cvirka 45 Petras Cvirka was a Lithuanian writer of several novels, children's books, and short story collections. He wrote under a variety of pen names: A. Cvingelis, Cezaris Petrėnas, J. K. Pavilionis, K. Cvirka, Kanapeikus, Kazys Gerutis, Klangis, Klangis Petras, Klangių Petras, L. P. Cvirka, Laumakys, P. Cvinglis, P. Cvirka-Rymantas, P. Gelmė, P. Veliuoniškis, Petras Serapinas, and S. Laumakys. His works have been translated into Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, and Uzbek.

Jonas Biliūnas

Jonas Biliūnas 39 Jonas Biliūnas was a Lithuanian writer, poet, and a significant contributor to the national awakening of Lithuania in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Julius Janonis

Julius Janonis 39 Julius Janonis was a Lithuanian poet and writer. Born to a family of poor peasants, he began writing and translating poems at the age of 14. Learning from Maironis, he wrote about nature and suffering of the poor. His first poems were published in 1912. While still a student, he began contributing articles to Lithuanian press and joined activities of leftist aušrininkai.


Algirdas 37 Algirdas was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1345 to 1377. With the help of his brother Kęstutis he created an empire stretching from the present Baltic states to the Black Sea and to within 80 kilometres of Moscow.

Motiejus Valančius

Motiejus Valančius 36 Motiejus Kazimieras Valančius was a Catholic Bishop of Samogitia, historian and one of the best known Lithuanian/Samogitian writers of the 19th century.

Vincas Grybas

Vincas Grybas 35 Vincas Grybas was a Lithuanian sculptor. Vincas Grybas was born in Lukšiai village, where he finished elementary school. Later he continued his studies at Warsaw art school. After World War I Grybas extended his studies in Kaunas and Paris. In 1919, he joined the LSDP. After Lithuania was occupied by the Nazi Germany, Grybas was handed over to the Gestapo by the local auxiliary forces and killed in 1941 in Jurbarkas.

Simonas Daukantas

Simonas Daukantas 30 Simonas Daukantas was a Lithuanian/Samogitian historian, writer, and ethnographer. One of the pioneers of the Lithuanian National Revival, he is credited as the author of the first book on the history of Lithuania written in the Lithuanian language. Only a few of his works were published during his lifetime and he died in obscurity. However, his works were rediscovered during the later stages of the National Revival. His views reflected the three major trends of the 19th century: romanticism, nationalism, and liberalism.


Vydūnas 25 Wilhelm Storost, artistic name Vilius Storostas-Vydūnas, mostly known as Vydūnas, was a Prussian-Lithuanian teacher, poet, humanist, philosopher and Lithuanian writer, a leader of the Prussian Lithuanian national movement in Lithuania Minor, and one of leaders of the theosophical movement in East Prussia.

Kristijonas Donelaitis

Kristijonas Donelaitis 25 Kristijonas Donelaitis was a Prussian Lithuanian poet and Lutheran pastor. He lived and worked in Lithuania Minor, a territory in the Kingdom of Prussia, that had a sizable Lithuanian-speaking minority. He wrote the first classic Lithuanian language poem, The Seasons, which became one of the principal works of Lithuanian poetry. The poem, a classic work of Lithuanian literature, depicts everyday life of Lithuanian peasants, their struggle with serfdom, and the annual cycle of life.

Dionizas Poška

Dionizas Poška 24 Dionizas Poška was a Lithuanian poet, historian and lexicographer sometimes described also as Polish-Lithuanian He contributed to the early 19th-century Samogitian Revival, the early stage of the Lithuanian National Revival. Born to a family of petty Samogitian nobility, Poška attended Kražiai College. From 1786–1821, with some breaks, Poška worked as a lawyer, regent, clerk in the courts of Raseiniai. From 1790, he lived in the purchased Barzdžiai manor.

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis 20 Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian composer, painter, choirmaster, cultural figure, and writer in Polish.

Jonas Jablonskis

Jonas Jablonskis 18 Jonas Jablonskis was a distinguished Lithuanian linguist and one of the founders of the standard Lithuanian language. He used the pseudonym Rygiškių Jonas, taken from the small town named Rygiškiai where he spent his childhood.

Antanas Baranauskas

Antanas Baranauskas 17 Antanas Baranauskas was a Lithuanian poet, mathematician and Catholic bishop of Sejny. Baranauskas is best known as the author of the Lithuanian poem Anykščių šilelis. He used various pseudonyms, including A.B., Bangputys, Jurksztas Smalaūsis, Jurkštas Smalaūsis, and Baronas. He also wrote poetry in Polish.

Liudas Gira

Liudas Gira 17 Liudas Gira was a Lithuanian poet, writer, and literary critic. His is noted for his early poetry, which resembles traditional Lithuanian folk songs. Gira was active in cultural and political life, gradually shifting towards communism in 1930s. He supported the Soviet Union and helped to transform independent Lithuania into the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic. His son, Vytautas Sirijos Gira, is also a known poet and writer.

Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Mickiewicz 15 Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator and political activist. He is regarded as national poet in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. He also largely influenced Ukrainian literature. A principal figure in Polish Romanticism, he is one of Poland's "Three Bards" and is widely regarded as Poland's greatest poet. He is also considered one of the greatest Slavic and European poets and has been dubbed a "Slavic bard". A leading Romantic dramatist, he has been compared in Poland and Europe to Byron and Goethe.

Martynas Mažvydas

Martynas Mažvydas 15 Martynas Mažvydas was a Protestant author who edited the first printed book in the Lithuanian language.

Antanas Giedraitis-Giedrius

Antanas Giedraitis-Giedrius 15 Antanas Giedraitis-Giedrius – Lietuvos pedagogas, rašytojas.                                       

Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas

Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas 14 Juozas Tumas also known by the pen name Vaižgantas was a Lithuanian Roman Catholic priest and an activist during the Lithuanian National Revival. He was a prolific writer, editor of nine periodicals, university professor, and member of numerous societies and organizations. His most notable works of fiction include the novel Pragiedruliai and the narrative Dėdės ir dėdienės about the ordinary village folk.

Iron Wolf (character)

Iron Wolf (character) 12 The Iron Wolf is a mythical character from a medieval legend of the founding of Vilnius, the capital city of the old Grand Duchy of Lithuania and modern Republic of Lithuania. First found in the Lithuanian Chronicles, the legend shares certain similarities with the Capitoline Wolf and possibly reflected Lithuanian desire to showcase their legendary origins from the Roman Empire. The legend became popular during the era of Romantic nationalism. Today Iron Wolf is one of the symbols of Vilnius and is used by sports teams, Lithuanian military, scouting organizations, and others.

Czesław Miłosz

Czesław Miłosz 11 Czesław Miłosz was a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat. He primarily wrote his poetry in Polish. Regarded as one of the great poets of the 20th century, he won the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. In its citation, the Swedish Academy called Miłosz a writer who "voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts".

Juozas Lukša

Juozas Lukša 11 Juozas Lukša, also known among other pseudonyms as Daumantas and Skirmantas, was a leader of the anti-Soviet Lithuanian partisan armed resistance movement.

Pranas Vaičaitis

Pranas Vaičaitis 10 Pranas Vaičaitis was a Lithuanian poet. After graduation from the Marijampolė Gymnasium, he studied law at the Saint Petersburg University. Due to the violations of the Lithuanian press ban, he was imprisoned for a month in 1899 and could not find a jurist job.

Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius

Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius 9 Vincas Mickevičius, better known by his pen name Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius, was a Lithuanian writer, poet, novelist, playwright and philologist. He is also known as Vincas Krėvė, the shortened name he used in the United States.

Mikalojus Daukša

Mikalojus Daukša 9 Mikalojus Daukša was a Lithuanian and Latin religious writer, translator and a Catholic church official. He is best known as the first among Lithuania's humanists to underline the need to codify and promote the Lithuanian language over Chancery Ruthenian and Polish, which were in use in the Grand Duchy at the time. Daukša's Lithuanian translation of Jacob Ledesma's catechism became the first book in Lithuanian to be published in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Antanas Smetona

Antanas Smetona 9 Antanas Smetona was a Lithuanian intellectual, journalist and politician who served as the first president of Lithuania from 1919 to 1920 and again from 1926 until the Soviet occupation of Lithuania in 1940. Referred to as the "Leader of the Nation" during his presidency, Smetona is recognised as one of the most important Lithuanian political figures between World War I and World War II, and a prominent ideologists of Lithuanian nationalism and the movement for national revival.

Antanas Strazdas

Antanas Strazdas 9 Antanas Strazdas was a Lithuanian priest and poet. Because of his humble origins and lifestyle, he became somewhat of a folklore hero.

Povilas Plechavičius

Povilas Plechavičius 9 Povilas Plechavičius was a Lithuanian military officer and statesman. His military career began in the Imperial Russian Army as a yunker during World War I. Then, Plechavičius climbed the ranks of the interwar period Lithuanian Army from captain to lieutenant general.

Lazdynų Pelėda

Lazdynų Pelėda 9 Lazdynų Pelėda was the common pen name of two Lithuanian sisters writers: Sofija Ivanauskaitė-Pšibiliauskienė (1867–1926) and Marija Ivanauskaitė-Lastauskienė (1872–1957), who were individually mostly known by their respective marriage names. Sofija (Sophia) married a landowner R. Pšibiliauskas (Przybylewski). Marija (Maria) married Belarusian literary critic and politician Vaclau Lastouski (Lastauskas).

Szymon Konarski

Szymon Konarski 9 Szymon Konarski (1808–1839) was a 19th-century Polish-Lithuanian radical democratic politician and revolutionary, one of the leaders of the November Uprising of 1831. As a politician, he supported the radical idea of social and economic equality for all men, as well as the right of political and national liberty and self-governance. Konarski supported the idea of land reform in the form of parceling out aristocratic estates among the poor peasants, and opposed the clergy.

Tadeusz Dowgird

Tadeusz Dowgird 9 Tadeusz Dowgird was a Lithuanian painter and archaeologist, nobleman of the Łabędź coat of arms.   

Antanas Vienuolis

Antanas Vienuolis 8 Antanas Vienuolis was a Soviet and Lithuanian writer, dramatist and one of the most famous realistic prosaists.

Balys Sruoga

Balys Sruoga 8 Balys Sruoga was a Lithuanian poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist.                     

Władysław Syrokomla

Władysław Syrokomla 8 Ludwik Władysław Franciszek Kondratowicz, better known as Władysław Syrokomla, was a Polish romantic poet, writer and translator working in Vilnius and Vilna Governorate, then Russian Empire, whose writings were mainly dedicated to the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In his writings, Syrokomla called himself a Lithuanian but was disappointed by his inability to speak the Lithuanian language.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II 8 Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Antanas Juozapavičius

Antanas Juozapavičius 7 Antanas Juozapavičius was the first officer of the Army of the Republic of Lithuania to die while fighting in the Lithuanian Wars of Independence.

Paulius Širvys

Paulius Širvys 7 Paulius Širvys was a Lithuanian poet.                                                               

Jurgis Pabrėža

Jurgis Pabrėža 7 Father Jurgis Ambrozijus (Ambraziejus) Pabrėža was a Lithuanian Franciscan priest, botanist, and educator. He created first systematic guide of Lithuanian flora Taislius auguminis (Botany), written in Samogitian dialect, the Latin-Lithuanian dictionary of plant names, and the first Lithuanian textbook of geography.

Ieva Simonaitytė

Ieva Simonaitytė 7 Ieva Simonaitytė or Ewa Simoneit was a Lithuanian writer. She represented the culture of Lithuania Minor and Klaipėda Region, territories of German East Prussia with historically large, but dwindling, Lithuanian populations. She received critical acclaim for her novel Aukštujų Šimonių likimas.

Martynas Jankus

Martynas Jankus 7 Martynas Jankus or Martin Jankus was a Prussian-Lithuanian printer, social activist and publisher in East Prussia, called the Patriarch of Lithuania Minor. He was one of the publishers of Aušra, the first Lithuanian-language newspaper for both Lithuania Minor and Lithuania Major. Jankus used various pen names, including V. Giedris, Martyneitis, Bitėnų Merčius, and Gyvoleitis.

Tadeusz Kościuszko

Tadeusz Kościuszko 6 Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko was a Polish military engineer, statesman, and military leader who then became a national hero in Poland, the United States, and Belarus. He fought in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth's struggles against Russia and Prussia, and on the U.S. side in the American Revolutionary War. As Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Forces, he led the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising.

Butkų Juzė

Butkų Juzė 6 Butkų Juzė was the pen name of Juozas Butkus, a Lithuanian educator, poet, playwright and journalist. He worked for numerous newspapers from 1910 onwards, including Aušrinė, Žemaitis, Lietuvos žinios, and Naujojoje Lietuvoje. In 1932 he was inducted into the Lithuanian Journalists' Union. He wrote the play Palaidūnas (Prodigal) in 1925, and translated numerous works into Lithuanian, including Goethe's Egmont. He later worked as a museum curator and teacher at the Klaipėda Pedagogical Institute.

Šatrijos Ragana

Šatrijos Ragana 6 Šatrijos Ragana was the pen name of Marija Pečkauskaitė, a Lithuanian humanist and romantic writer and educator. Her most successful works are Sename dvare and Irkos tragedija.

Kazimieras Būga

Kazimieras Būga 6 Kazimieras Būga was a Lithuanian linguist and philologist. He was a professor of linguistics, who mainly worked on the Lithuanian language.

Pranas Mašiotas

Pranas Mašiotas 6 Pranas Mašiotas (1863–1940) was a Lithuanian activist and educator best known as children's writer and translator.

Juozas Zikaras

Juozas Zikaras 6 Juozas Zikaras was a Lithuanian sculptor and artist, who created the design for pre-war Lithuanian litas coins. He is considered to be one of the first professional Lithuanian sculptors.

Tyszkiewicz family

Tyszkiewicz family 6 The House of Tyszkiewicz was a wealthy and influential Polish-Lithuanian magnate family of Ruthenian origin, with roots traced to the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They held the Polish coat of arms Leliwa. Their nobility was reaffirmed in Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Russian Empire.

Adolfas Šapoka

Adolfas Šapoka 6 Adolfas Šapoka was a prominent Lithuanian medieval historian. He attended lectures at both Prague University and Stockholm University before becoming a prominent lecturer himself at the Vytautas Magnus and Vilnius universities. Šapoka contributed to the development of the Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija as well as medieval historiography in interwar Lithuania. In 1944 he and his family moved to Germany and in 1946 moved again to Canada, where he died. Šapoka's most widely known contribution is "Lietuvos istorija", a study of Lithuania's history from the Baltic Tribes period up to his present-day.

Vytautas Montvila (composer)

Vytautas Montvila (composer) 6 Vytautas Montvila was a Lithuanian composer, bassoonist and sound engineer.                         

Michał Kleofas Ogiński

Michał Kleofas Ogiński 6 Michał Kleofas Ogiński was a Polish diplomat and politician, Grand Treasurer of Lithuania, and a senator of Tsar Alexander I. He was also a composer of late Classical and early Romantic music.

Henryk Gulbinowicz

Henryk Gulbinowicz 6 Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz was a prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Wrocław from 1976 to 2004. Pope John Paul II made him a cardinal in 1985. In 2020, he was banned from making public appearances following a Holy See investigation that confirmed allegations that he had committed sexual abuse and evidence that he had been a secret police informant from 1969 to 1985. Following his death, Gulbinowicz was forbidden to have his funeral service at the city’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist or to be buried in the cathedral.

Gabriel Jan Mincevič

Gabriel Jan Mincevič 6 Gabriel Jan Mincevič – Lietuvos ir Vilniaus rajono savivaldybės politinis bei visuomenės veikėjas, dirigentas, mokslų daktaras.

Kazys Grinius

Kazys Grinius 6 Kazys Grinius was the third President of Lithuania, and held that office from 7 June 1926 to 17 December 1926. Previously, he had served as the fifth Prime Minister of Lithuania, from 19 June 1920 until his resignation on 18 January 1922. He was posthumously awarded with the Lithuanian Life Saving Cross for saving people during the Holocaust and was recognised as a Righteous Among the Nations in 2016.

Feliksas Vaitkus

Feliksas Vaitkus 6 Feliksas Vaitkus (1907–1956), also known as Felix Waitkus, was an American-born Lithuanian pilot and the sixth pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic.

Juozas Gudavičius (1873)

Juozas Gudavičius (1873) 6 Juozas Gudavičius – vargonininkas, choro ir orkestro dirigentas, kompozitorius.                     

Simonas Stanevičius

Simonas Stanevičius 5 Simonas Tadas Stanevičius was a Lithuanian writer and an activist of the "Samogitian Revival", an early stage of the Lithuanian National Revival.

Konstanty Kalinowski

Konstanty Kalinowski 5 Wincenty Konstanty Kalinowski, also known as Kastuś Kalinoŭski, was a writer, journalist, lawyer and revolutionary from the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania that was part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was one of the leaders of the failed Polish–Lithuanian Uprising of 1863.

Povilas Višinskis

Povilas Višinskis 5 Povilas Višinskis was a Lithuanian cultural and political activist during the Lithuanian National Revival. He is best remembered as a mentor of literary talent. He discovered Julija Žymantienė (Žemaitė) and advised Marija Pečkauskaitė, Sofija Pšibiliauskienė, Gabrielė Petkevičaitė (Bitė), Jonas Biliūnas, Jonas Krikščiūnas (Jovaras), helping them edit and publish their first works.

Aleksandras Stulginskis

Aleksandras Stulginskis 5 Aleksandras Stulginskis was the second President of Lithuania (1920–1926). Stulginskis was also acting President of Lithuania for a few hours later in 1926, following a military coup that was led by his predecessor, President Antanas Smetona, and which had brought down Stulginskis's successor, Kazys Grinius. The coup returned Smetona to office after Stulginskis's brief formal assumption of the Presidency.

Petras Vileišis

Petras Vileišis 5 Petras Vileišis was a prominent Lithuanian engineer specializing in the construction of railroad bridges. He was very active in Lithuanian public life and together with his brothers Jonas and Antanas became one of the key figures of the Lithuanian National Revival.

Laurynas Ivinskis

Laurynas Ivinskis 5 Laurynas Ivinskis was a Lithuanian teacher, publisher, translator and lexicographer, from a Samogitian noble family. He is notable for a series of annual calendars published between 1847 and 1877, in which he summarized the daily life of Samogitian peasantry. He also published literary works by some of the most renowned local authors. He was the first to publish Antanas Baranauskas' most famous work, Anyksčių Šilelis.

Jurgis Bielinis

Jurgis Bielinis 5 Jurgis Bielinis (1846–1918) was one of the main organizers of the illegal book-smuggling at the time of the Lithuanian press ban (1864–1904). Bielinis is informally referred to as the King of Book Smugglers. Since 1989, Bielinis's birthday is commemorated as the Day of Book Smugglers.

Kazimieras Jaunius

Kazimieras Jaunius 5 Kazimieras Jaunius (1848–1908) was a Lithuanian Catholic priest and linguist. While Jaunius published very little, his major achievements include a well regarded Lithuanian grammar, systematization and classification of the Lithuanian dialects, and descriptions of Lithuanian accentuation. Though most of his conclusions on etymology and comparative linguistics were proven to be incorrect, his works remain valuable for vast observational data.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 5 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Adomas Jakštas

Adomas Jakštas 4 Aleksandras Dambrauskas – Adomas Jakštas – Lietuvos filosofas, teologas neotomistas, kritikas, esperantininkas, matematikas, poetas, prelatas.

Algirdas Julien Greimas

Algirdas Julien Greimas 4 Algirdas Julien Greimas was a Lithuanian literary scientist who wrote most of his body of work in French while living in France. Greimas is known among other things for the Greimas Square. He is, along with Roland Barthes, considered the most prominent of the French semioticians. With his training in structural linguistics, he added to the theory of signification, plastic semiotics, and laid the foundations for the Parisian school of semiotics. Among Greimas's major contributions to semiotics are the concepts of isotopy, the actantial model, the narrative program, and the semiotics of the natural world. He also researched Lithuanian mythology and Proto-Indo-European religion, and was influential in semiotic literary criticism.

Kipras Petrauskas

Kipras Petrauskas 4 Kipras Petrauskas was a Lithuanian and Soviet operatic tenor, professor, and Lithuanian Association of Artists member. The national opera foundation is associated with him. He was married to Elena Žalinkevičaitė-Petrauskienė. In 1942, he was asked to hide a Jewish baby girl, Dana Pomeranz, which he and his wife agreed to do. To hide the girl better, he and his wife left the city, moving first to a Lithuanian village, and later to Austria and then Germany. In 1947, they came back to Lithuania, found Dana's parents, and gave her back to them.

Barbara Radziwiłł

Barbara Radziwiłł 4 Barbara Radziwiłł was Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania as consort of Sigismund II Augustus, the last male monarch of the Jagiellon dynasty. Barbara, a great beauty and already widowed, became a royal mistress most likely in 1543 and they married in secret in July or August 1547. The marriage caused a scandal; it was vehemently opposed by Polish nobles, including Queen mother Bona Sforza. Sigismund Augustus, assisted by Barbara's cousin Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł and brother Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, worked tirelessly to gain recognition of their marriage and to crown Barbara as Queen of Poland. They succeeded and Barbara's coronation was held on 7 December 1550 at Wawel Cathedral. However, her health was already failing and she died just five months later. Even though it was brief, her reign propelled the Radziwiłł family to new heights of political power and influence.

Abraomas Kulvietis

Abraomas Kulvietis 4 Abraomas Kulvietis was a Lithuanian jurist and a professor at Königsberg Albertina University, as well as a reformer of the church.

Emilia Plater

Emilia Plater 4 Countess Emilia Broel-Plater was a Polish–Lithuanian noblewoman and revolutionary from the lands of the partitioned Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Raised in a patriotic tradition in Līksna near Daugavpils, she fought in the November Uprising of 1830–1831 against the Russian Empire. She raised a small unit, participated in several engagements in present-day Lithuania, and received the rank of captain in the Polish insurgent forces. When the main forces under the General Dezydery Chłapowski decided to cease fighting and cross into Prussia, Plater vowed to continue the fight and wanted to cross into Poland where the uprising was still ongoing. However, she fell ill and died.

Mykolas Krupavičius

Mykolas Krupavičius 4 Mykolas Krupavičius was a Lithuanian priest and politician. He is best known for his involvement with the land reform in the interwar Lithuania.

Jurgis Savickis

Jurgis Savickis 4 Jurgis Savickis was a Lithuanian short story writer and diplomat representing interwar Lithuania mostly in the Scandinavian countries.

Konstantinas Sirvydas

Konstantinas Sirvydas 4 Konstantinas Sirvydas was a Lithuanian religious preacher, lexicographer, and one of the pioneers of Lithuanian literature from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, at the time a confederal part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was a Jesuit priest, a professor at the Academia Vilnensis, and the author of, among other works, the first grammar of the Lithuanian language and the first trilingual dictionary in Lithuanian, Latin, and Polish (1619). Famous for his eloquence, Sirvydas spent 10 years of his life preaching sermons at St. Johns' Church in Vilnius.

Vincas Svirskis

Vincas Svirskis 4 Vincas Svirskis was the most prominent Lithuanian folk sculptor and wood carver, known for his works in Lithuanian cross crafting, god-carving and roofed pole carving.

Stasys Šimkus

Stasys Šimkus 4 Stasys Šimkus was a Lithuanian composer.                                                           

Juozas Naujalis

Juozas Naujalis 4 Juozas Naujalis was a Lithuanian composer, organist and choir conductor. He is acclaimed as Lithuanian music patriarch.

Jan Rustem

Jan Rustem 4 Jan Rustem was a painter of Armenian ethnicity who lived and worked in the territories of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Primarily a portrait painter, he was commissioned to execute portraits of notable personalities of his epoch. For many years he was a professor at Vilnius University.

Petras Klimas

Petras Klimas 4 Petras Klimas was a Lithuanian diplomat, author, historian, and one of the twenty signatories of the Act of Independence of Lithuania.

Juozas Ambrazevičius

Juozas Ambrazevičius 4 Juozas Ambrazevičius or Juozas Brazaitis, was a Nazi collaborator and Lithuanian literary historian who became prime minister when the Nazis routed the Soviets from Lithuania. His own ideology and views are disputed.

Jonas Totoraitis

Jonas Totoraitis 4 Jonas Totoraitis was a Roman Catholic priest and historian.                                         

Jonas Šimkus (1906)

Jonas Šimkus (1906) 4 Jonas Šimkus  – Lietuvos rašytojas, žurnalistas, redaktorius.                                       

Ludwig Rhesa

Ludwig Rhesa 3 Martin Ludwig Jedemin Rhesa was a Lutheran pastor and a professor at the University of Königsberg in East Prussia. He is best remembered as publisher of Lithuanian texts. He was the last prominent prominent advocate of the Lithuanian language in Lithuania Minor.

Vytautas Mačernis

Vytautas Mačernis 3 Vytautas Mačernis was a Lithuanian poet.                                                           

Petras Avižonis

Petras Avižonis 3 Petras Avižonis was a Lithuanian ophthalmologist, rector of the University of Lithuania (1925–1926) and a political figure.

Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė

Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė 3 Gabrielė Petkevičaitė was a Lithuanian educator, writer, and activist. Her pen name Bitė (Bee) eventually became part of her last name. Encouraged by Povilas Višinskis, she joined public life and started her writing career in 1890, becoming a prominent member of the Lithuanian National Revival. She was the founder and chair of the Žiburėlis society to provide financial aid to struggling students, one of the editors of the newspaper Lietuvos žinios, and an active member of the women's movement. In 1920, she was elected to the Constituent Assembly of Lithuania and chaired its first session. Her realist writing centered on exploring the negative impact of the social inequality. Her largest work, two-part novel Ad astra (1933), depicts the rising Lithuanian National Revival. Together with Žemaitė, she co-wrote several plays. Her diary, kept during World War I, was published in 1925–1931 and 2008–2011.

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant 3 Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers. Born in Königsberg, Kant's comprehensive and systematic works in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics have made him one of the most influential and controversial figures in modern Western philosophy, being called the "father of modern ethics", the "father of modern aesthetics", and for bringing together rationalism and empiricism earned the title of "father of modern philosophy".

Tadas Ivanauskas

Tadas Ivanauskas 3 Tadas Ivanauskas was a Lithuanian zoologist and biologist, and one of the founders of Vytautas Magnus University.

Antanas Maceina

Antanas Maceina 3 Antanas Maceina was a Lithuanian philosopher, existentialist, educator, theologian, and poet.     

Antanas Salys

Antanas Salys 3 Antanas Salys – lietuvių kalbininkas, eksperimentinės fonetikos pradininkas Lietuvoje. Sudarė detalią lietuvių kalbos tarmių klasifikaciją ir parengė pirmąjį lietuvių kalbos tarmių žemėlapį.

Justinas Staugaitis

Justinas Staugaitis 3 Justinas Staugaitis was a Lithuanian Roman Catholic bishop, politician, educator, and author. He was one of the twenty signatories to the Act of Independence of Lithuania.

Stephen Báthory

Stephen Báthory 3 Stephen Báthory was Voivode of Transylvania (1571–1576), Prince of Transylvania (1576–1586), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1576–1586).

Stasys Raštikis

Stasys Raštikis 3 Stasys Raštikis was a Lithuanian military officer, ultimately obtaining the rank of divisional general. He was the commander of the Lithuanian Army from September 21, 1934, to April 23, 1940.

Bronius Krivickas

Bronius Krivickas 3 Bronius Krivickas was a Lithuanian writer, poet, literary critic, and anti-Soviet partisan. His work is mainly characterized by satire and literary criticism against the occupying Soviet state. Among the partisans he was also widely known by his codename Vilnius.

Jan Karol Chodkiewicz

Jan Karol Chodkiewicz 3 Jan Karol Chodkiewicz was a military commander of the Grand Ducal Lithuanian Army, who was from 1601 Field Hetman of Lithuania, and from 1605 Grand Hetman of Lithuania. He was one of the most prominent noblemen and military commanders of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth of his era. His coat of arms was Chodkiewicz, as was his family name.

Antanas Tatarė

Antanas Tatarė 3 Antanas Tatarė – lietuvių prozininkas, pedagogas, Romos katalikų dvasininkas; pirmasis žymus Užnemunės rašytojas, švietėjas.

Stasys Lozoraitis Jr.

Stasys Lozoraitis Jr. 3 Stasys Lozoraitis Jr. was a Lithuanian diplomat and politician who served as the Head of the Lithuanian Diplomatic Service from 1987 to 1991, Chief Diplomat to the United States 1991 to 1993 and Ambassador to Italy 1993 to 1994. He was a son of the famous diplomat Stasys Lozoraitis (1898–1983) and brother of Kazys Lozoraitis.

Jonas Bretkūnas

Jonas Bretkūnas 3 Jonas Bretkūnas, Johann(es) Bretke, also known as Bretkus (born 1536 in Bammeln near Friedland – 1602 Königsberg was a Lutheran pastor and was one of the best known developers of the written Lithuanian language. He translated the Bible into Lithuanian, was the author of twelve Lithuanian books, and a historian as well.

Artūras Sakalauskas

Artūras Sakalauskas 3 Artūras Sakalauskas – Lietuvos kariuomenės Alytaus rinktinės savanoris, žuvęs Lietuvos Respublikos Seimo rūmų prieigose, stabdant Sovietų armijos išpuolį, baigiantis kariniam pučui Maskvoje. Palaidotas Alytaus Šv. Angelų Sargų bažnyčios kapinėse.

Pranas Dovydaitis

Pranas Dovydaitis 3 Pranas Dovydaitis was a Lithuanian politician, Prime Minister of Lithuania, teacher, encyclopedist, editor, and professor.

Jonas Kriščiūnas

Jonas Kriščiūnas 3 Jonas Kriščiūnas – Lietuvos agronomas, bitininkas, politinis bei visuomenės veikėjas.               

Jonas Aistis

Jonas Aistis 3 Jonas Aistis-Aleksandravičius – lietuvių lyrikas, eseistas.                                         

Justinas Vienožinskis

Justinas Vienožinskis 3 Justinas Vienožinskis – Lietuvos dailininkas tapytojas, dailėtyrininkas.                           

Kazys Binkis

Kazys Binkis 3 Kazys Binkis was a Lithuanian poet, journalist, and playwright.                                     

Pranas Jodelė

Pranas Jodelė 3 Pranas Jodelė – žymiausias nepriklausomos Lietuvos chemikas technologas, profesorius, VDU rektorius.

Pranas Eimutis

Pranas Eimutis 3 Pranas Eimutis – Lietuvos karys savanoris.                                                         

Antanas Mackevičius

Antanas Mackevičius 3 Antanas Mackevičius was a Lithuanian Roman Catholic priest who was one of the leaders and initiators of the January Uprising in Lithuania.[a]

Adolfas Jucys

Adolfas Jucys 3 Adolfas Pranaitis Jucys was a Lithuanian theoretical physicist and mathematician, and inducted member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in 1953. He graduated from Kaunas University in 1931 and later worked with both creators of the self-consistent field method – Douglas Hartree in Manchester and Vladimir Fock in Leningrad (1949–1951). Adolfas Jucys created the scientific school of theoretical physics in Vilnius, was the head of the Department of Theoretical Physics at Vilnius University (1944–1971). He organized the first Institute of Physics and Mathematics in Lithuania and was its first director (1956–1963), and later (1971–1974) the head of the Institute's Department of Quantum Mechanical Calculations.

Ieva Labutytė

Ieva Labutytė 3 Ieva (Eva) Erika Labutytė-Vanagienė – Lietuvos dailininkė grafikė, Mažosios Lietuvos kraštotyrininkė.

Antanas Vienažindys

Antanas Vienažindys 3 Antanas Vienažindys (1841–1892), also known by his pen name Vienužis, was a Lithuanian Roman Catholic priest and poet. While only a handful of his poems survive, he is considered the most famous Lithuanian poet between Antanas Baranauskas (1850s) and Maironis (1890s).

Petras Kriaučiūnas

Petras Kriaučiūnas 3 Petras Kriaučiūnas (1850–1916) was an activist during the Lithuanian National Revival. Educated as a priest, he taught at the Marijampolė Gymnasium in 1881–1887 and 1906–1914 and was active as an amateur linguist.

Petras Rimša

Petras Rimša 3 Petras Rimša was one of the first professional Lithuanian sculptors and medalists.                 

Antanas Žmuidzinavičius

Antanas Žmuidzinavičius 3 Antanas Žmuidzinavičius was a Lithuanian painter and art collector.                                 

Vincentas Borisevičius

Vincentas Borisevičius 3 Vincentas Borisevičius was a Lithuanian Roman Catholic bishop of the Telšiai Diocese. The process of his beatification was initiated in 1990.

Vladas Nagevičius

Vladas Nagevičius 3 Vladas Nagevičius-Nagius was a Lithuanian brigadier general, physician, archaeologist, museologist. He is the founder of the Vytautas the Great War Museum.

Kazimieras Naruševičius

Kazimieras Naruševičius 3 Kazimieras Naruševičius – Lietuvos dailininkas tapytojas, pedagogas.                               

Ana Krepštul

Ana Krepštul 3 Ana Krepštul – dailininkė.                                                                         

Juozas Zdebskis

Juozas Zdebskis 3 Juozas Zdebskis – kunigas, vienas žymiausių XX a. pokario disidentų ir kovotojų už tikinčiųjų teises.

Sigismund II Augustus

Sigismund II Augustus 3 Sigismund II Augustus was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, the son of Sigismund I the Old, whom Sigismund II succeeded in 1548. He was the first ruler of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the last male monarch from the Jagiellonian dynasty.

Morta of Lithuania

Morta of Lithuania 3 Morta was Queen of Lithuania (1253–1262) upon the accession of her husband, King Mindaugas. Very little is known about her life. Probably, Morta was Mindaugas' second wife as Vaišvilkas, the eldest son of Mindaugas, was already a mature man active in international politics when Morta's sons were still young and dependent on the parents. After her death, Mindaugas married her sister, the wife of Daumantas. In revenge, Daumantas allied with Treniota and assassinated Mindaugas and two of Morta's sons in 1263.

Vytautas Statulevičius

Vytautas Statulevičius 3 Vytautas Statulevičius – Lietuvos mokslininkas, habilituotas matematikos mokslų daktaras, akademikas.

Silvestras Žukauskas

Silvestras Žukauskas 3 Silvestras Žukauskas was a Lithuanian General. He first served in the Imperial Russian Army, where he distinguished himself during World War I, rising to the rank of major general and ending the war as divisional commander. Later he joined the Lithuanian Army and was its Chief Commander three times: May–September 1919, February–June 1920, and June 1923 to January 1928.

Matas Slančiauskas

Matas Slančiauskas 3 Matas Jonas Slančiauskas – knygnešys, lietuvių visuomenės veikėjas, aušrininkas, knygnešys, publicistas, tautosakos rinkėjas.
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