Jonas Totoraitis

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Jonas Totoraitis (December 24, 1872 – June 21, 1941)[1] was a Roman Catholic priest and historian.


Totoraitis studied at the Theological Seminary of Sejny. He went on to Freiburg University in Switzerland, where he published his doctoral dissertation on the life of King Mindaugas, Die Litauer unter dem König Mindowe bis zum Jahre 1263, the first such work by a Lithuanian scholar.[2]


After returning to Lithuania he continued his historical researches and pastoral work, directed the Marian gymnasium in Marijampolė, and taught at Vytautas Magnus University.


  1. ^ "Personal Archives". Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ Dubonis, Artūras (2005). "Belated Praise for King Mindaugas of Lithuania". Mindaugo knyga: istorijos šaltiniai apie Lietuvos karalių. Lithuanian Institute of History. pp. 17–22. ISBN 9986-780-68-3. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28.