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Mindaugas (German: Myndowen, Latin: Mindowe, Old East Slavic: Мендог, Belarusian: Міндоўг, Polish: Mendog, c. 1203–1263) was the first known Grand Duke of Lithuania and the only Christian King of Lithuania. Little is known of his origins, early life, or rise to power; he is mentioned in a 1219 treaty as an elder duke, and in 1236 as the leader of all the Lithuanians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mindaugas has received more than 354,851 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Mindaugas is the 911th most popular politician (down from 872nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Lithuania and the 4th most popular Lithuanian Politician.

Mindaugas was most famous for his victory over the Livonian Order, which led to the creation of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

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Among politicians, Mindaugas ranks 911 out of 15,710Before him are Amenhotep II, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Djedefre, Elisabeth of France, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, and Benjamin Disraeli. After him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Rehoboam, Lysimachus, Galla Placidia, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and Alfonso XII of Spain.

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Among people born in 1203, Mindaugas ranks 1After him are Zakariya al-Qazwini, Peter II, Count of Savoy, and Bartholomeus Anglicus. Among people deceased in 1263, Mindaugas ranks 2Before him is Alexander Nevsky. After him are Haakon IV of Norway, Shinran, Manuel I of Trebizond, and Boniface, Count of Savoy.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Mindaugas ranks 6 out of 235Before him are Władysław II Jagiełło (1362), Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), and Romain Gary (1914). After him are Gediminas (1275), Emma Goldman (1869), Czesław Miłosz (1911), Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), and Algirdas (1296).

Among POLITICIANS In Lithuania

Among politicians born in Lithuania, Mindaugas ranks 4Before him are Władysław II Jagiełło (1362), Józef Piłsudski (1867), and Vytautas (1352). After him are Gediminas (1275), Algirdas (1296), Kęstutis (1297), Antanas Smetona (1874), Valdas Adamkus (1926), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), and Vytautas Landsbergis (1932).