Įdomiausias „Metų” veikėjas. Jis yra visiems žinomas, visų mėgstamas, sugebantis visiems įtikti kaimo seniūnas. Tarpininkas tarp būrų ir ponų. Kristijonas Donelaitis was a Prussian Lithuanian poet and Lutheran pastor. He lived and worked in Lithuania Minor, a territory in the Kingdom of Prussia, that had a sizable Lithuanian-speaking minority. He wrote the first classic Lithuanian language poem, The Seasons (Lithuanian: Metai). Kristijonas Donelaitis’ Metai in der Tradi- tion nationaler Epen in Europa / Kristijono Donelaičio Metai. Europos nacionalinių epų tradicijoje.

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Kristijonas Donelaitis

Metal lived and worked in Lithuania Minora territory in the Kingdom of Prussiathat had a sizable Lithuanian-speaking minority. He wrote the first classic Lithuanian language poem, The Seasons Lithuanian: Metaiwhich became one of the principal works of Lithuanian poetry. Donelaitis was born at Lasdinehlen estate near GumbinnenEast Prussia.

His parents were free peasants who owned the land that they cultivated. His father died donelaiyisleaving seven children four sons and three daughters.


Another brother, Michael, inherited the father’s farm. His third brother, Adam, became a blacksmith and innkeeper. For four years he studied Lutheran theology.

His world view was shaped by the classical curriculum, required Lithuanian studies, and the Pietism movement. After the school rector died, Donelaitis took over his position. Inhe passed the required jetai to become a pastor in Tollmingkehmen.

Donelaitis lived in Tollmingkehmen from until his death in At the time, the parish of Tollmingkehmen had around 30 villages with around 3, residents.

Inhe worked to restore the rectoryand built a new brick church in After the war he rebuilt a burned school and sponsored construction of a shelter to widows.

His hobbies included building thermometers and barometers, and constructing pianos and clavichords. None of Donelaitis’s works were published during his lifetime. His major work, The Seasonswas titled by Rheza. It consisted of four idyllstotaling 2, hexameters. Only two original idylls survive. The other two were destroyed during the Napoleonic Wars.

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InRheza also published the fables. A fuller publication of The Seasons was prepared by August Schleicher inbut this edition was criticized by Georg H. Nesselmannwho prepared an edition in Donelaitis and his works are considered to be an important part of Lithuanian culture, which also led to creation of literature and music works based on Donelaitis’s life and his poem The Seasons.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Historical Dictionary of Lithuania. Retrieved 17 February The Baltic States, years of dependence, — University of California Press. Culture and customs of the Baltic states. Siparis, scenography – A. Explicit use of et al. Oratorio Seasons following Kristijonas Donelaitis for the first time whole oratorio performed. Oratorija “Metai” Video in Lithuanian.

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