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Gediminas (Latin: Gedeminne, Gedeminnus; c. 1275 – December 1341) was the king or Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1315 or 1316 until his death. He is credited with founding this political entity and expanding its territory which later spanned the area ranging from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gediminas has received more than 326,178 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Gediminas is the 964th most popular politician (down from 956th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 7th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Lithuanian Politician.

Gediminas was a Lithuanian Grand Duke and King of Lithuania. He is most famous for founding the city of Vilnius.

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Among politicians, Gediminas ranks 964 out of 15,577Before him are Sauli Niinistö, Emperor Yao, George Marshall, Astyages, Harold Wilson, and Kayqubad I. After him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, James I of Aragon, Guangxu Emperor, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Constantine II, and Ferdinand I of Romania.

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Among people born in 1275, Gediminas ranks 2Before him is Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Marsilius of Padua, Basarab I of Wallachia, John II, Duke of Brabant, Mondino de Luzzi, Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, Edward Bruce, Musō Soseki, and Walter Burley. Among people deceased in 1341, Gediminas ranks 1After him are Andronikos III Palaiologos, Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, Öz Beg Khan, An-Nasir Muhammad, Irene Palaiologina of Trebizond, John III, Duke of Brittany, Leo IV, King of Armenia, Juliana Falconieri, and Martha of Denmark.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Gediminas ranks 5 out of 287Before him are Władysław II Jagiełło (1362), Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), and Mindaugas (1203). After him are Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Czesław Miłosz (1911), Romain Gary (1914), Algirdas (1296), Emma Goldman (1869), Hermann Minkowski (1864), and César Cui (1835).

Among POLITICIANS In Lithuania

Among politicians born in Lithuania, Gediminas ranks 5Before him are Władysław II Jagiełło (1362), Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), and Mindaugas (1203). After him are Algirdas (1296), Kęstutis (1297), Antanas Smetona (1874), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Valdas Adamkus (1926), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), and Gabriel Narutowicz (1865).