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Maironis (born Jonas Mańćiulis ; June 28, 1932) is one of the most famous Lithuanian romantic poets. He was born in Pasandravys, Raseiniai district municipality, Lithuania. Maironis graduated from Kaunas high school and went on to study Literature at Kiev University. However, in 1884, after one year of studies at the university, he entered Kaunas Spiritual Seminary. While being at the seminary, Maironis became an active member of the Lithuanian National Revival. Maironis wrote a number of poems. Some of them are contained in his most famous collection of poems "Pavasario Balsai" (The Voices of Spring). Later Maironis studied at St. Petersburg Catholic Theological Academy. In the later years of his life, Maironis worked as a rector of Kaunas Priest Seminary and as a professor at the University of Lithuania, where he taught literature. He died in Kaunas and was interred in the mausoleum constructed in the Kaunas Cathedral.

Poetry of Maironis


<gallery>Image:Skausmo skundas by Maironis.jpg|Poem by Maironis Skausmo skundasImage:Maironis 2009-04-22-2.JPG|Thomb monument at Kaunas cathedralImage:MaironioMuziejus.jpg|Maironis' house; now Lithuanian literature Museum in Kaunas</gallery>

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