Antanas Merkys

1887 - 1955

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Antanas Merkys (pronunciation ; 1 February 1887 – 5 March 1955) was the last Prime Minister of independent Lithuania, serving from November 1939 to June 1940. When the Soviet Union presented an ultimatum to Lithuania demanding that it accept a Soviet garrison, President Antanas Smetona fled the country leaving Merkys as acting president. Merkys ostensibly cooperated with the Soviets, and illegally took over the presidency in his own right. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antanas Merkys has received more than 38,746 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Antanas Merkys is the 7,528th most popular politician (up from 8,007th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 57th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Antanas Merkys ranks 7,528 out of 15,577Before him are Elena Stasova, Agilulf, Dorieus, Rasoherina, Sidónio Pais, and Valdis Zatlers. After him are Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano, Jamasp, Sennedjem, Beatrice of Luxembourg, Alfred Escher, and Henry I of Cyprus.

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Among people born in 1887, Antanas Merkys ranks 87Before him are Tetsu Katayama, Wilhelm Kube, François Faber, Roscoe Arbuckle, Mario Roatta, and Korechika Anami. After him are Simon Kimbangu, Louis Jouvet, Georg Heym, Friedrich Zander, Josef Lada, and Samuil Marshak. Among people deceased in 1955, Antanas Merkys ranks 55Before him are Eugène Joseph Delporte, Manuel Ávila Camacho, Kim Seong-su, Otto Braun, Alfréd Hajós, and Hubert Cecil Booth. After him are Robert W. Wood, Tin Ujević, Cy Young, Olga Khokhlova, Adolfo de la Huerta, and Ivan Šubašić.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Antanas Merkys ranks 53 out of 287Before him are Moshe Arens (1925), Arvydas Sabonis (1964), Bronius Kutavičius (1932), Uljana Semjonova (1952), Birutė (1317), and Sophia of Lithuania (1371). After him are Antoni Radziwiłł (1775), Hermann Sudermann (1857), Jonas Basanavičius (1851), Laurence Harvey (1928), Clara Rockmore (1911), and Simon Dach (1605).

Among POLITICIANS In Lithuania

Among politicians born in Lithuania, Antanas Merkys ranks 22Before him are Leo Jogiches (1867), Skirgaila (1354), Boris Skossyreff (1896), Augustinas Voldemaras (1883), Janusz Radziwiłł (1612), and Birutė (1317). After him are Antoni Radziwiłł (1775), Jonas Basanavičius (1851), Daumantas of Pskov (1240), Aleksandras Stulginskis (1885), Justas Paleckis (1899), and Kazimira Prunskienė (1943).