Simonas Daukantas

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Birthday
28, 1793
Birthplace
Kalviai, Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 6, 1864 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1793
Birthplace
Kalviai, Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 6, 1864 (71)

About

Writer, ethnographer, and historian who was a key figure in the Lithuanian national revival. His works include an 1838 history of Lithuania and several collections of Samogitian and Lithuanian folk tales.

Before Fame

He received a law degree from Vilnius University. He subsequently worked as a translator in Riga, Latvia.

Trivia

His novel Palangos petris has been compared to Robinson Crusoe.

Family Life

He was raised in Kalviai, Lithuania.

Associated With

He and Czeslaw Milosz were fellow Lithuanian writers.