Sunday, February 3, 2008

Lithuania Celebrities FDC

Lithuania FDC
Name: Famous People
Date of Issue: 19th January 2008

2Lt: The participant of national revival of Lithuania Minor. Martynas Jankus. (1858-1946)
Lithuania Minor publisher, society activist, publicist

He learned a trade of printer in Ragainė. In 1883 became the supporter, spreader and later responsible secretary of the newspaper "Aušra" (The Dawn). In 1888-1892 he was an administrator and editor in chief of the magazine "Varpas" (The Bell). In 1885 he participated in creation of First Lithuanian Land Society "Birutė" in Tilsit. In 1889-1892 he was its' president.

In 1889-1912 worked his printing-houses in Minor Lithuania where was printed over 360 Lithuanian books and 25 periodical issues. He had written or prepared a lot of publicistic and belles-lettres books, dedicated to raise a nation consciousness. He created the poems, collected and published folklore.

2,15 Lt: Historian Zenonas Ivinskis. (1908-1971)
Famous historian, philosopher

He improved oneself in Munich and Berlin Universities in 1929-1932. In 1933-1940 he worked at the Vytautas Magnus University. In 1940 he became a Professor and in 1941-1942 he was appointed as a dean at Faculty of this University.

In 1944 he retreated to Germany. From 1949 he settled and worked in Bonn, later in Roma. He was a principal of The Baltic Studies Institute. In 1963–1971 he lectured at University of Bonn, collected the material for Lithuanian history.
He wrote and issued many important works.

2,90 Lt: Philosopher Antanas Maceina. (1908-1987)
Philosopher, theologian, teacher, poet

In 1928-1932 he studied at the Universities of Kaunas, Louvain, Fribourg, Strasbourg. In 1934 he got the Philosopher Science Doctor Name. In 1935-1943 he lectured at University of Kaunas. In 1944 he retreated to West and settled in Germany. He published some books, became the Professor of University of Fribourg, later - of Muenster.

He developed the culture philosophy of S. Šalkauskis. The Christian philosophy jointed with existentialism. He published philosophical and sociological works, issued some collections of poems.

2008 Lithuania Famous People FDC
2009 Lithuania Famous People FDC

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