Kristijonas Donelaitis Poet

Birthday January 1, 1714
Birthplace Lithuania
Death Date Feb 18, 1780 (age 66)
Birth Sign Capricorn


Prussian-born Lithuanian poet and cleric who famously wrote a poem entitled "Metai" ("The Seasons"). The poem, which focuses on peasant life in Lithuania, became a classic of Lithuanian literature.

Before Fame

He studied Lutheran theology at the University of Konigsberg.


All of his literary works were published posthumously.

Family Life

He married Anna Regina Ohlefant in 1744.

Associated With

He and Vince Kudirka were fellow Lithuanian poets.


Tripp Johnston Family Member
Domenico Cimarosa Composer