romanian Donelaitis Kristijonas (poet clasic lituanian)
english Donelaitis Kristijonas (Lithuanian Lutheran pastor and poet)
russian Донелайтис Кристионас (литовский поэт, зачинатель литовской художественной литературы)

Donelaitis Kristijonas - Lithuanian Lutheran pastor and poet
Kristijonas Donelaitis was a Lithuanian Lutheran pastor and poet. He was born on January 1, 1714 in Lithuania Minor or East Prussia. He wrote the first Lithuanian poem "Metai" (The Seasons) thus laying the foundations for Lithuanian poetry. He died on February 18, 1780, at the age of 67. He was buried under the church of Tolminkiemis.

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