Antanas Baranauskas


Birthday January 17, 1835

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Lithuania

DEATH DATE Nov 26, 1902 (67)

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Lithuanian poet and mathematician who also served as a Catholic bishop. His most famous poem, published in 1861, is "Anyksciu silelis."

Before Fame

He studied at the Catholic Seminary of Varniai, where he researched and categorized Lithuanian dialects and contributed greatly to the development and understanding of Lithuanian language and literature.


He received a degree in theology from the Saint Petersburg Roman Catholic Theological Academy.

Family Life

He was born into a peasant family and attended parochial school as a child.

Associated With

He and Tomas Venclova were both Lithuanian poets.