Vytautas Landsbergis

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Vytautas Landsbergis
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Chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania (de jure Head of State)
In office
11 March 1990 – 25 November 1992
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Algirdas Brazauskas (as the President of Lithuania)
Česlovas Juršėnas (as the Acting Speaker of the Seimas)
Speaker of the Seimas
In office
25 November 1996 – 19 October 2000
Preceded by Česlovas Juršėnas
Succeeded by Artūras Paulauskas
Chairman of the Homeland Union
In office
1 May 1993 – 24 May 2003
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Andrius Kubilius
Member of the European Parliament
for Lithuania
In office
Personal details
Born (1932-10-18) 18 October 1932 (age 85)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Political party Homeland Union
Spouse(s) Gražina Ručytė-Landsbergienė
Religion Lutheran[1]

Professor Vytautas Landsbergis (born 18 October 1932) is a Lithuanian conservative politician and a former Member of the European Parliament. He was the first head of state of Lithuania after its independence declaration from the Soviet Union, and served as the Head of the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas.

References[change | change source]

  1. Michael Bordeaux, The Politics of Religion in Russia and the New States of Eurasia, (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1995), 212

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