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Mindaugas (German: Myndowen, Latin: Mindowe, Old East Slavic: Мендог, Belarusian: Міндоўг, Polish: Mendog, c. 1203–1263) is the first known Grand Duke of Lithuania and the only crowned 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 442,396 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Mindaugas is the 897th most popular politician (up from 910th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 6th in 2019) 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 897 out of 15,577Before him are Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Olaf Tryggvason, Aristides, and Faisal of Saudi Arabia. After him are Sneferu, Amenhotep II, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Sergey Kirov, Michael III, and Tullus Hostilius.

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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, Boniface, Count of Savoy, and Guy I de la Roche.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Mindaugas ranks 4 out of 287Before him are Władysław II Jagiełło (1362), Józef Piłsudski (1867), and Vytautas (1352). After him are Gediminas (1275), 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, 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), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Valdas Adamkus (1926), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), and Gabriel Narutowicz (1865).