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.
He studied Lutheran theology at the University of Konigsberg.
All of his literary works were published posthumously.
He married Anna Regina Ohlefant in 1744.
He and Vince Kudirka were fellow Lithuanian poets.