Kristijonas Donelaitis

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Birthday
1, 1714
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Feb 18, 1780 (66)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1714
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Feb 18, 1780 (66)

About

Prussian-born Lithuanian poet and cleric who famously wrote a poem entitled "Metai" ("The Seasons"). The poem, which focuses on peasant life in Lithuania, became a classic of Lithuanian literature.

Before Fame

He studied Lutheran theology at the University of Konigsberg.

Trivia

All of his literary works were published posthumously.

Family Life

He married Anna Regina Ohlefant in 1744.

Associated With

He and Vince Kudirka were fellow Lithuanian poets.