SAMOGITIAN HISTORY, CULTURE
VARNIAI IN LITERATURE
The report deals with men of letters who lived and created in Varniai. The historyof literature starts here since the 16th century, when Merkelis Giedraitis (about 1536-1603) was elected of Samogitia. Giedraitis supported people that were of importance to Lithuanian culture: M. Strijkovskis, M. Dauksa. Later the literary life in Varniai became revived due to the establishment of the teological seminary. Mention is made of M. Valancius, A. Strazdas, A. Baranauskas, S. Daukantas, A. Juozapavicius, J. Linde and other bright people who made a contribution to Lithuanian culture.
© Samogitian Cultural Association Editorial Board, 2000
© Samogitian Museum ALKA, 2000
Last update 2012.12.05