Antakalnis Cemetery (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Antakalnis Cemetery (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Antakalnis Cemetery, also known as Antakalnis Military Cemetery, was established in 1809 in the eastern part of Antakalnis (district of Vilnius, Lithuania), in a hilly pine forest.

About the cemetery

Established at the beginning of the 19th century, the Antakalnis Cemetery, also known as Antakalnis Military Cemetery, originally consisted of four separate cemeteries. These were different areas intended for different groups of deceased such as secular people, soldiers, orphans and participants of the First World War. Later, a single cemetery was formed.

Today, numerous soldiers of the World War I and the World War II are buried in this cemetery, as well as many political figures, artists, writers, scientists and the victims of the Soviet terror in 1991-1992.

Famous people in the cemetery

Some of the famous people buried in the Antakalnis Cemetery include:

  • Marian Zdziechowski (1861-1938) - Polish philosopher and historian
  • Teodor Bujnicki (1907-1944) - Polish poet
  • Ieva Simonaitytė (1897-1978) - Lithuanian writer
  • Antanas Venclova (1906-1979) - Lithuanian and Soviet politician
  • Jurga Ivanauskaitė (1961-2007) - Lithuanian writer
  • Janina Miščiukaitė-Brazaitienė (1949-2008) - singer
  • Vytautas Kernagis (1951-2008) - singer and songwriter
  • Algirdas Brazauskas (1932-2010) - politic, first president of independent Lithuania, elected in 1993.


Karių kapų g. 11,
Vilnius 10313,


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*Photo by Loraine - Mano darbas, CC BY-SA 4.0,