Birutė was the second wife of Kęstutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and mother of Vytautas the Great. There is very little known about Birutė's life, but after her death a strong cult developed among Lithuanians, especially in Samogitia.
Probably she was born near Palanga to a Samogitian or Curonian magnate family. The story of her marriage to Kęstutis became a romantic legend in Lithuania. Chronicles mention that Birutė was a priestess and served the Pagan gods by guarding the sacred fire. When Kęstutis ...
The circumstances surrounding Birutė's death are not entirely clear. Between 1381 and 1382 her husband Kęstutis waged a war against his nephew Jogaila who became the Grand Duke of Lithuania and signed a treaty with the Teutonic Knights against Kęstutis. Her husband was ...
A cult around Birutė developed and remained strong long after her death. She was considered to be a goddess or the pagan equivalent of a saint by the local people. In 1989 archaeologists found evidence of a pagan sanctuary and observatory, which had existed on the top of Birutė Hill in the late 14th or early 15th century. It was likely built in Birutė's honor. There are many accounts of people praying to Birutė, asking her to bestow good health or fortune upon them. To discourage people ...
Birutė Marija Filomena Galdikas, OC (born 10 May 1946), is a Lithuanian-Canadian anthropologist, primatologist, conservationist, ethologist, and author. She is a Professor at Simon Fraser University. In the field of primatology, Galdikas is recognized as a leading authority on orangutans.
Grotto is a typical element of the XIX c. classical park. In Palanga Tyshkevich palace park, at the foot of the Birutė’s hill, a grotto was made by count Feliksas Tyshkevich at request of his wife Antanina when the main park creation and palace construction works were already completed.
May 24, 2018 · Birutė (died in 1382) was the second wife of Kęstutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and mother of Vytautas the Great. There is very little known about Birutė's life but after her death a strong cult developed among Lithuanians, especially in Samogitia. Life Marriage. Probably she was born near Palanga to a Samogitian or Curonian magnate ...
Birutė Obelenienė currently works at the Departments of Theology and Research center on marriage and family of Vytautas Magnus University. Birutė does research in bioethics, youth preparation ...
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Birutė (m. 1382 m. Brasta, Lietuva) – Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio Kęstučio antroji žmona, žymiausio Lietuvos valdovo Vytauto motina. Birutė yra kilusi iš Palangos, iš žemaičių bajorų giminės. Jos dėdė iš tėvo pusės buvo žemaičių didžiūnas Vidmantas.
Apr 18, 2018 · Birutė Galdikas: Orangutan's and saving the forests of Tanjung Puting National Park - Duration: 11:39. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 10,781 views 11:39
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Birutė (poola Biruta; valgevene Biruta (Бірута); umbes 1318 – oletatavasti 1382) oli kuralaste preestrinna ja Leedu, Vene ja Žemaitija Suurvürstiriigi suurvürsti Kęstutise teine abikaasa, Leedu suurvürstide Vytautas Suure ja Žygimantas Kęstutaitise ema.