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 81,795 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Kristijonas Donelaitis is the 2,310th most popular writer (down from 2,057th in 2019), the 776th most popular biography from Russia (down from 702nd in 2019) and the 105th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 2,310 out of 5,794Before him are Stephenie Meyer, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Carl Zuckmayer, Akka Mahadevi, Elmore Leonard, and Piotr Skarga. After him are Stanisław Przybyszewski, Immanuel Velikovsky, Erich Mühsam, Aeneas Tacticus, Gaius Asinius Gallus Saloninus, and Nevil Shute.

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Among people born in 1714, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 14Before him are Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Pontiac, Alaungpaya, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, and George Whitefield. After him are Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, Richard Wilson, César-François Cassini de Thury, Emer de Vattel, Anna Morandi Manzolini, and Giovanni Arduino. Among people deceased in 1780, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 11Before him are Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are William Blackstone, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand, Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and Hiraga Gennai.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 776 out of 2,688Before him are Andrei Voznesensky (1933), Joseph Trumpeldor (1880), Sergei Korsakoff (1854), Vladimir Stasov (1824), Samuil Marshak (1887), and Nikolay Krylov (1903). After him are Valeriy Brumel (1942), Faina Ranevskaya (1896), Ivan Yefimovich Petrov (1896), Alexey Kaledin (1861), Yevgeny Vakhtangov (1883), and Tode Mongke (1282).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Kristijonas Donelaitis ranks 105Before him are Andrey Kurbsky (1528), Noor Inayat Khan (1914), Franz Overbeck (1837), Andrei Voznesensky (1933), Vladimir Stasov (1824), and Samuil Marshak (1887). After him are Andrei Sinyavsky (1925), Fyodor Sologub (1863), Sergey Aksakov (1791), Sergei Nilus (1862), Ivan Yefremov (1908), and Friedrich von Lütke (1797).