Antanas Smetona

1874 - 1944

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Antanas Smetona (Lithuanian: [ɐnˈtaːnɐs sʲmʲɛtoːˈnɐ] (listen); 10 August 1874 – 9 January 1944) was one of the most important Lithuanian political figures between World War I and World War II. He served as the first President of Lithuania from 4 April 1919 to 19 June 1920. He again served as the last president of the country from 19 December 1926 to 15 June 1940, before its occupation by the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antanas Smetona has received more than 217,692 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Antanas Smetona is the 2,604th most popular politician (up from 2,650th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 21st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Lithuanian Politician.

Antanas Smetona was a Lithuanian politician who served as the President of Lithuania from 1926 to 1940. He is most famous for his efforts to establish an independent Lithuanian state.

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Among politicians, Antanas Smetona ranks 2,604 out of 15,710Before him are Lin Zexu, Gaston Doumergue, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Mircea I of Wallachia, Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, and Ali al-Sistani. After him are Edith Frank, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Maria Christina of Austria, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, and Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.

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Among people born in 1874, Antanas Smetona ranks 31Before him are Ernest Shackleton, Karl Kraus, Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, Inessa Armand, and August Krogh. After him are Reinhold Glière, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Abbas II of Egypt, Auguste Perret, Josef Suk, and Charles Ives. Among people deceased in 1944, Antanas Smetona ranks 43Before him are Giovanni Gentile, Bertha Benz, Max Jacob, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Gustav Bauer, and Werner von Haeften. After him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Kasturba Gandhi, Abbas II of Egypt, Friedrich Dollmann, and Hans-Valentin Hube.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Antanas Smetona ranks 20 out of 235Before him are Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Jascha Heifetz (1901), Kęstutis (1297), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), and Barbara Radziwiłł (1520). After him are Valdas Adamkus (1926), Marija Gimbutas (1921), Emilia Plater (1806), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), and Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander (1799).

Among POLITICIANS In Lithuania

Among politicians born in Lithuania, Antanas Smetona ranks 8Before him are Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), Mindaugas (1203), Gediminas (1275), Algirdas (1296), and Kęstutis (1297). After him are Valdas Adamkus (1926), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1365), and Leo Jogiches (1867).