Povilas Jakubėnas

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Povilas Jakubėnas (April 11, 1871 – May 30, 1953) was a Lithuanian Calvinist clergyman, general superintendent of the Lithuanian branch of the Reformed Church during the interbellum, professor of theology, Lithuanian book smuggler (knygnešys) during his student times.[1][2][3][4]

In 1928 he was awarded with the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas of II degree.[4]

In 1941, upon the Soviet occupation of the Baltic States Jakubeans fled to the West, first to Germany, and eventually settled in Switzerland.


  1. ^ Jonas Dagilis. "Povilas Jakubėnas" in: Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija, Vol. VIII (Imhof-Junusas). – Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidybos institutas, 2005
  2. ^ Włodzimierz Sakowicz, "40-lecie duszpasterstwa Ks. Dra Pawła Jakubenasa superintendenta generalnego Litwy", Szlakiem reformacji, no. 1–3, 1939, pp. 16–17.
  3. ^ "Povilui Jakubėnui - 140", April 27, 2011(retrieved March 12, 2013)
  4. ^ a b "Knygnešys Povilas Jakubėnas " (retrieved March 12, 2013)