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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Banionis, Juozas
Title: Profesoriaus Viktoro Biržiškos gyvenimo ir darbų pėdsakais
Other Title: Professor Viktoras Biržiška's life and works traces
Is part of: Istorija, 2002, t. 53, p. 79-85
Date: 2002
Abstract: Viktoras Biržiška (1886-1964), having a diploma of an engineer-technologist, distinguished himself in the Lithuanian social life and politicaI journalism, and became one of the three professors at the university. In the current paper the author, with reference not only to the published sources but to the materials stored up in the archives of Lithuania, follows the traces of the professor's life and work and throws a new light on his personal life and his diverse activity. The universality of V. Biržiška's life and activities is common to many of the intelligentsia at the beginning of the 20"’ century. Professor's fate is the fate of the majority of our political emigrants, the fate disclosing Lithuania's tragedy in the middle of the 20th century. The following periods of V. Biržiška's life and work can be distinguished: 1) Petersburg period (till 1920), marked by his national activity as well as that in political parties (LSDP); 2) Vilnius period (1920-1922), highlighted by his social and political journalism and pedagogical activity; 3) Lithuanian period (1922-1944), marked by scientific, social and political journalism, and pedagogical activity; 4) Western period (since 1944), marked by social and political journalism and pedagogical activity. The professor left many scientific, science popular. and pedagogical works on mathematics, social and political journalism, memoirs, the majority of which are printed in different books.
Appears in Collections:Istorija 2002, t. 53

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