The place of the birthplace of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Antanas Smetona

Historical memory places

Antanas Smetona was born inthe old homestead of Smetonos family in Užulėnis village, Ukmergė district in 1874. The new homestead, which now is marked by a model, was built in 1880-1885. Our future President grew there. A lot of famous people frequented the homestead: in 1896 linguist Jonas Jablonskis lived and together with A. Smetona collected material; J. Tumas – Vaižgantas, singer Kipras Petrauskas, theatre fan A. Oleka – Žilinskas stayed in theinterwar period. The homestead burned due to unclear conditions in 1944.

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