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Antanas Smetona

Birthplace: Ukmergės aps. Taujėnų vls. Užulėnio k.
Death: Died in JAV Klivlendas
Cause of death: gaisras
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonas Smetona and Julijona Kartanaitė
Husband of Sofija Chodakauskaitė
Father of Marytė Smetonaitė; Birutė Smetonaitė and Julius Rimvydas Smetona
Brother of Ignas Smetona; Motiejus Smetona; Juozas Smetona; Morta Smetonaitė; Marija Smetonaitė and 1 other

Occupation: prezidentas
Managed by: Erdvilas Jakulis
Last Updated:

About Antanas Smetona

Antanas Smetona(Lithuanian pronunciation: [ɐnˈtaːnɐs smʲɛˈtoːnɐ] ( listen); August 10, 1874 – January 9, 1944) was one of the most important Lithuanian political figures between World War I and World War II. He served as the first President of Lithuania from April 4, 1919 to June 19, 1920. He again served as the last President of the country from December 19, 1926 to June 15, 1940, before its occupation by the Soviet Union. He was also one of the famous ideologists of nationalism in Lithuania.

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Antanas Smetona's Timeline

August 10, 1874
Ukmergės aps. Taujėnų vls. Užulėnio k.
Age 20
Pašvitinys, Pakruojis district municipality, Šiauliai County, Lithuania

During the summer of 1895, Antanas Smetona tutored Roman Chodakauskas at Gavenoniu Estate, the Chodakauskas family estate. It was here he met Sofija Chodakauskaite, his future wife.

Age 21
Jelgava, Jelgavas pilsēta, Jelgavas pilsēta, Latvia
August 14, 1904
Age 30
October 2, 1905
Age 31
Pakruojo rajonas, Lithuania
Age 31
Pakruojo rajonas, Lithuania
February 17, 1913
Age 38
Vilnius, Lithuania
February 16, 1918
Age 43
Vilnius, Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė, Vilnius County, Lithuania
December 1918
- March 1919
Age 44

Antanas Smetona solicited loans for Lithuanian independence.

April 4, 1919
Age 44
Vilnius, Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė, Vilnius County, Lithuania