Juozas Tumas - Vaižgantas
The prosaist, publicist and the literature expert and researcher Jonas Tumas was born in 1896 in Malaišiai village, near Svėdasai. Encouraged by parents he graduated from a clerical seminary and later became a priest. He was signing his writings with the name “Vaižgantas“. The writer was an active participant in public, political and cultural scenes. He wrote and edited various journals, was a member of a couple of societies. Jonas Tumas – Vaižgantas died in Kaunas in 1933.
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