Jurgis Baltrusaitis

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Birthday
2, 1873
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Jan 3, 1944 (70)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1873
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Jan 3, 1944 (70)

About

Symbolist poet and translator who is known for his works in both Lithuanian and Russian. Also a publisher, he helped establish Scorpio, an organization that published several Russian Symbolist periodicals.

Before Fame

He studied science and mathematics at Moscow University and learned to read and speak more than a dozen languages.

Trivia

He was interested in art and art history and was an exponent of the study of iconography.

Family Life

He was the father of the prominent art historian Jurgis Baltrusaitis, Jr.

Associated With

He and Tomas Venclova were both Lithuanian poets.