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Kristijonas Donelaitis

1714 - 1780

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Kristijonas Donelaitis (Latin: Christian Donalitius; 1 January 1714 – 18 February 1780) was a Prussian Lithuanian poet and Lutheran pastor. He lived and worked in Lithuania Minor, a territory in the Kingdom of Prussia, that had a sizable Lithuanian-speaking minority. He wrote the first classic Lithuanian language poem, The Seasons (Lithuanian: Metai), which became one of the principal works of Lithuanian poetry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kristijonas Donelaitis has received more than 95,847 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Kristijonas Donelaitis is the 2,160th most popular writer (up from 2,309th in 2019), the 784th most popular biography from Russia (down from 775th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 2,160 out of 5,755Before him are Li He, Thomas Keneally, Bâkî, Saigyō, Albert Gleizes, and Chandrashekhara Kambara. After him are Princess Michael of Kent, Idries Shah, Saki, Marcel Achard, Paul Féval, père, and Charles de Brosses.

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Among people born in 1714, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 13Before him are Niccolò Jommelli, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Alaungpaya, Pontiac, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. After him are George Whitefield, Princess Anne Charlotte of Lorraine, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, Emer de Vattel, César-François Cassini de Thury, and Richard Wilson. Among people deceased in 1780, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 12Before him are Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano. After him are Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Johann Ludwig Krebs, William Blackstone, Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand, and Hiraga Gennai.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 784 out of 3,262Before him are Leonid Krasin (1870), Ludmila Belousova (1935), Georgy Flyorov (1913), Semyon Kurkotkin (1917), Alexey Pajitnov (1956), and Alexander Godunov (1949). After him are Alisa Freindlich (1934), Vladimir Kokovtsov (1853), Mikhail Speransky (1772), Alexander Shelepin (1918), Vitaly Abalakov (1906), and Anatoli Boukreev (1958).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 94Before him are Olga Rozanova (1886), Musa Cälil (1906), Noor Inayat Khan (1914), Arkady Gaidar (1904), Arsen Kotsoyev (1872), and Samuil Marshak (1887). After him are Ivan Yefremov (1908), Sergei Nilus (1862), Vasily Aksyonov (1932), Andrey Kurbsky (1528), Abdurreshid Ibrahim (1857), and Andrei Voznesensky (1933).