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History of Šiauliai

Before you – virtual HISTORY OF ŠIAULIAI CITY from prehistoric times to present. Use this website wherever you are – at home or on the road, using a computer or browsing a smartphone! Share „History of Šiauliai“ on Facebo... Read more
01
Dec
2017

Šiauliai before History

The history of every city begins when first, people move to the location or environment in which settlements appear, which later turn into towns and eventually, into cities. These people must be not nomads travelling past but people wh... Read more
30
Dec
2017

Territory Settlement

The first inhabitants in the territory of Lithuania, including the land of Šiauliai, appeared after the retreat of glaciers in the last glacial period in Europe and alongside with climate warming, in the second half of the 10th millen... Read more
17
Jan
2018

Formation of Šiauliai Land

In the beginning, forms of settled life began to form in settlements located far from the present centre of Šiauliai. In addition to the old settlement of Lieporiai, where in the 4th century people already could smelt iron, there was ... Read more
17
Jan
2018

The Prerequisites for the Place of Settlement Establishment

It is likely that the origins of the current city of Šiauliai were somewhere between all these castles of the defensive line and the detected early settlements. Most likely, Šiauliai was adjacent to or near the trade routes, where th... Read more
17
Jan
2018

The Battle of Saulė: Samogitians’ Power and the Invaders’ Collapse

The emergence of Šiauliai in the flow of history is to be related to the first mention of the name of the region or land in which the city originated. For the first time the name Soule is mentioned in the written sources of that time ... Read more
18
Jan
2018

Governing Elite of Šiauliai

Šiauliai land was for the first time mentioned in an important document of that time, the Livonian Act, in 1254. The Volhynian Chronicle, or otherwise the Hypatian Chronicle, describes a treaty between the Confederation of Lithuanian ... Read more
18
Jan
2018

The Defensive System of Castles or how Šiauliai Defended Lithuania

The consequences of internal fights for power of the future king Mindaugas were particularly painful to Šiauliai land. It is believed that having killed local rulers, the local governing elite, Mindaugas transformed Šiauliai land int... Read more
18
Jan
2018

Šiauliai Inhabitants – the Defenders of the State from Outside Enemies

Unexpectedly, or perhaps as planned, in 1348, Šiauliai inhabitants decided to attack the forces of the Order marching by. They later paid for this action because the Order did not forget it: in the same year, in the revenge campaign t... Read more
18
Jan
2018

Šiauliai Land at the Dawn of Christianity in Samogitia

Šiauliai land succeeded to survive and in 1445, to gain the parish status, which could already indicate that Šiauliai was becoming the centre of the rural district and started rising from the ruins to a new stage. All of it took plac... Read more
18
Jan
2018
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Stages of Šiauliai
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