Jonas Basanavicius

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Birthday
23, 1851
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Feb 16, 1927 (75)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
23, 1851
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Feb 16, 1927 (75)

About

Lithuanian activist and proponent of Lithuania's National Revival who founded the first Lithuanian language newspaper Ausra.

Before Fame

He studied at the Moscow Medical Academy and became a physician before transitioning into human rights and activism.

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He also founded and served as chairman of the Lithuanian Scientific Society.

Family Life

He married Gabriela Eleonora Mohl in 1884.

Associated With

He and Emmanuel Levinas were both well known Lithuanian intellectuals.