Lithuanian personalities we are proud of


Arvydas Sabonis (Born on 19th December,1964)  is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman (listed height 2.21 m, aged 49). He is considered one of the best big man passers as well as one of the best overall centers in the history of the game. Recognized as one of the best European players of his era, he won the Euroscar Award six times, and the Mr. Europa Award twice. He played in a variety of leagues, and spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States.


Vytautas Kernagis (May 19, 1951 – March 15, 2008) was a Lithuanian singer-songwriter, bard, actor, director, and television announcer. He is considered a pioneer of Lithuanian sung poetry. His songs have raised entire generation of free minded open people. V.Kernagis was a member of the pioneering Lithuanian big beat bands: Aisčiai (1966–1968) and Rupūs miltai (1969–1972).V. Kernagis also took part in the first Lithuanian rock opera “Velnio nuotaka”, first Lithuanian musical “Ugnies medžioklė su varovais” (1976) and first Lithuanian musical for a puppet theatre “Šokantis ir dainuojantis mergaitės vieversėlis”.


Dalia Grybauskaite (Born  on March 1, 1956) is the President of Lithuania, inaugurated on 12 July 2009. She was Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance, also European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget from 2004 to 2009. Often referred to as the “Iron Lady” or the “Steel Magnolia”, Grybauskaitė is Lithuania’s first female head of state. D.Grybauskaite had studies at Saint Petersburg State (Zhdanov) University, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Other than her native Lithuanian she is fluent in English, Russian, French and Polish.


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