Vincas Kreve-Mickevicius

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Birthday
19, 1882
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Jul 17, 1954 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1882
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Jul 17, 1954 (71)

About

Lithuanian poet, novelist, playwright, and political figure of the 20th Century. His notable works include Folk Songs of the Dainava Region, The Death of King Mindaugas, and He-Witch.

Before Fame

He was expelled from the Vilnius Seminary, where he was training for the priesthood. He went on to earn a doctorate in philology from the University of Lviv.

Trivia

He was appointed Prime Minister of Lithuania in 1940, following the Soviet invasion of the country.

Family Life

He was born into a Lithuanian peasant family. He later moved to the United States, where he taught at the University of Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He and Czeslaw Milosz were both notable Lithuanian writers.