Vytautas Vičiulis, Date of Birth, Date of Death

    

Vytautas Vičiulis

Lithuanian artist

Date of Birth: 16-Oct-1951

Date of Death: 03-Mar-1989

Profession: visual artist

Nationality: Lithuania

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Vytautas Vičiulis

  • Vytautas Viciulis (October 16, 1951 in Skuodas district – March 3, 1989 in Klaipeda) was a Lithuanian painter and antiques restorer, better known for his self-immolation for political reasons.
  • Protesting against the Soviet occupation of the Baltic States, he burned himself in Klaipeda close to the monument of Lenin in the late evening of March 2, 1989.
  • Severely burned, he died in hospital at 9 pm on March 3.
  • Viciulis used fuel to set himself ablaze.
  • Remains of the flag of Lithuania were found on his body.

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