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Antanas Smetona

1874 - 1944

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Antanas Smetona (Lithuanian: [ɐnˈtaːnɐs sʲmʲɛtoːˈnɐ] (listen); 10 August 1874 – 9 January 1944) was a Lithuanian intellectual and journalist and the first President of Lithuania from 1919 to 1920 and again from 1926 to 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 291,333 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Antanas Smetona is the 2,195th most popular politician (up from 2,599th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 20th 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 2,195 out of 15,577Before him are Peter, King of Hungary, Robert, King of Naples, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Alfonso III of Asturias, Bill de Blasio, and Haakon the Good. After him are Tianqi Emperor, Mara Branković, Risto Ryti, Fuad Masum, Lugal-zage-si, and Moshe Katsav.

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Among people born in 1874, Antanas Smetona ranks 30Before him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Nicholas Roerich, August Krogh, Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, and Karl Kraus. After him are Inessa Armand, Reinhold Glière, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Josef Suk, Abbas II of Egypt, and Auguste Perret. Among people deceased in 1944, Antanas Smetona ranks 37Before him are Louis Renault, Erich Hoepner, Kasturba Gandhi, Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, and Arthur Eddington. After him are Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Werner von Haeften, Gustav Bauer, Hilma af Klint, Giovanni Gentile, and Pehr Evind Svinhufvud.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Antanas Smetona ranks 18 out of 287Before him are César Cui (1835), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Kęstutis (1297), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), and Petr Shelokhonov (1929). After him are Jascha Heifetz (1901), Barbara Radziwiłł (1520), Marija Gimbutas (1921), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), and Valdas Adamkus (1926).

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 Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Valdas Adamkus (1926), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), Gabriel Narutowicz (1865), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), and Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1365).