March 9th, 2009

Today is 1000 years for Lithuania !!!

Today is the 1000th anniversary of Lithuania. On March 9, 1009 in Quedlinburg cloister, Germany, unknown writer for the first time wrote the word Lituae.
Context in which he used this word was such: famous baptizer St.Brunon tried to baptize pagan tribes and even succeeded to baptize king of Lithuanians which chronicle calls Netimer. He also baptized 300 of his close allies but other pagan Lithuanians sank him in the river...
Anyway this is the first known reference of the word Lithuania. (Second known use of the name Lithuania - this time word Litva - was done in 1040 by the Slavic writers in Kiev.)
Congratulations with this !