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Dominikas Cezarijus Chodzka - Colleague of Simono Daukanto

Author(s): Reda Griškaitė
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lithuanian Literature, Baltic Languages
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Dominikas Cezarijus Chodzka; Simono Daukanto;

Summary/Abstract: Dominikas Cezarijus Chodzka (Dominik Cezary Chodêko, 1796-1863) was a literary activist, translator, educator, and a member of Vilnius Archeological Commission. Most of his life Chodzka spent in Vilnius, Lithuania. This article was inspired by the discovery of Chodzka's manuscript Krótka Wiadomoúã o dwóch Rækopismach zawierajàcych róýne Akta i Przywileje z Archiwum krolewieckiego oraz z miejsc innych zebrane dla rozjaúnienia dziejow Litwy, Ýmudzi i Rusi posùuýyã mogàce (A Short Note on Two Manuscripts that Contain various Acts and Privileges Originating from the Karaliauèius [Königsberg] Archive and Other Locations, which Might Serve to Explain the History of Lithuania, of Lithuanian Lowlands [Samogitia], and of Russia. It is kept in the Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius, call number f. 18 - 50). This text (dated January 11[23], 1862) was addressed and dedicated to the Vilnius Archeological Commission. Analysis has revealed that the documents (or at least one of them - Collection of Lithuanian Lowland Acts [Privileges]) described in Chodzka's manuscript are directly linked to the wellknown historian Simonas Daukantas (1793-1864). This circumstance enabled me not only consider Chodzka's relation to Daukantas, but also Daukantas' relation to the Vilnius Archeological Commission and broadly speaking "Daukantas" ties with the Vilnius elite itself. I have also described Chodzka's biography in detail since activity of this literary figure is still little researched.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 263-296
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Lithuanian