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Simonas Daukantas
Lenkimai
   
 

Simonas Daukantas MuseumSimonas Daukantas Museum

Contacts
Address: Kalvių kaimas, Lenkimų seniūnija, Skuodo rajonas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 440) 56 615.

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
visits by arrangement.

Exposition
Life and Works of Simonas Daukantas (1793–1864);
Ethnographic Exposition;
Simonas Daukantas Granary.

Simonas Daukantas
S. Daukantas (October 28, 1793 in Kalviai – December 6, 1864 in Papilė).
Simonas Daukantas (author A. Aleksandravičius)The first historian to write on the history of Lithuania in the Lithuanian language, an ideologist of the Lithuanian national movement. His major works include Darbai senųjų lietuvių ir žemaičių (The Works of the Old Lithuanians and Samogitians), Istorija žemaitiška (The History of Samogitia), Būdas senovės lietuvių, kalnėnu ir žemaičių (The mode of Living of Old Lithuanians, Uplanders and Samogitians), and Pasakojimas apie veikalus lietuvių tautos senovėje (A Story of the Works of Ancient Lithuanians). Simonas Daukantas wrote on the past of Lithuania, covering the period from the most ancient times up to the Union of Lublin. He described the nature of ancient Lithuania, the occupations of inhabitants, the religion, the political system, customs, and the character traits of common people. In addition, he studied Lithuanian annals as well as other documents of archives, compiled Lithuanian-Latin and Polish-Lithuanian dictionaries, and prepared manuals and guidebooks for peasants. (From: Acquaintance with Lithuania. Book of the Millennium.-Volume One.-K.-1999).

Lenkimai
Historical sources mention the Lenkimai palace and village in the 16th century. 
In 1680 the first Roman Catholic chapel was built here. Today this church has been declared to be an architectural monument.
In the center of the town there is a monument built in 1993 to commemorate the first Lithuanian historian, Simonas Daukantas.

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