Additional information (e.g. institutions, itineraria): One of the earliest writers in Lithuanian. Studies: unknown, perhaps studied at the university somewhere abroad. Had a humanistic education, knew several languages professionally (Polish, Latin, Belorusian, Greek). Professional activity: parson in Krakiai (1570), canon in Varniai (1572), rector of Betygala parish (since 1952). Translated several important treatises to Lithuanian language, one of the first attempted to use Lithuanian as a literary language. Opposed reformation, encouraged patriotism and religious tolerance.
Language(s) of text: Latin
Coverage: Late 16th century
Subject: Speech dedicated to M. Giedraitis in which the ethical views of the author are revealed: the understanding of dignity, utility, wealth etc. An emphasis is put on a person's abilities, moral values, and not their parentage or nobility. A great influence of traditional catholicism. A lot of references to ancient mythology and literature.
Contact person: Živilė Pabijutaitė
Pages from: 1
Pages to: 64
Date: 1599
Library: VUB
Title/incipit: Illustrissimo ac reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Domino d. Melchiori, Dei gratia episcopo Mednicensi duci Gedroicio etc. etc. Domino et patrono suo colendissimo. Gratia et pax a Domino Deo nostro Iesu Christo.
Lived from: 1527/ 38
Lived to: 1613.II
Relevance for project (low 1 - 5 high): 3
Copyright/legal status: To be checked
Signature: R 1618
Physical description: Printed edition
Place: R 1618
Creator(s): Daugsza Nicolaus/ Daugsza/ Dauksza Mikaloius

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