Jurgis Bielinis (1846–1918) was one of the main organizers of the illegal book-smuggling at the time of the Lithuanian press ban (1864–1904). Bielinis is informally referred to as the King of Book Smugglers. Since 1989, Bielinis's birthday (16 March) is commemorated as the Day of Book Smugglers (Knygnešio diena).

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  • Jurgis Bielinis (* 16. März 1846 in Purviškiai bei Biržai; † 18. Januar 1918 in Katinai bei Panevėžys) war einer der führenden Köpfe hinter dem organisierten Schmuggel von in lateinischen Buchstaben gedruckten Büchern nach Litauen durch Knygnešiai während der Zeit des litauischen Presseverbots 1866 bis 1904. Er war auch publizistisch tätig. (de)
  • Jurgis Bielinis (1846–1918) was one of the main organizers of the illegal book-smuggling at the time of the Lithuanian press ban (1864–1904). Bielinis is informally referred to as the King of Book Smugglers. Since 1989, Bielinis's birthday (16 March) is commemorated as the Day of Book Smugglers (Knygnešio diena). Around 1885 Bielinis founded the Garšviai Book Smuggling Society. They purchased large quantities of Lithuanian publications in East Prussia, smuggled them across the Prussia–Russia border, and distributed across Lithuania reaching as far as Riga and Jelgava in present-day Latvia. The Garšviai Society avoided more serious legal troubles for almost a decade. Bielinis evaded police capture and continued to smuggle books living a nomadic lifestyle – he continuously moved from one sympathetic Lithuanian family to another, never staying too long at one location. Active as a book smuggler for 32 years, Bielinis was arrested five times but never tried or sentenced and developed a folk hero reputation for his ability to outsmart the police. He has published three issues of newspaper Baltasis erelis (The White Eagle) in 1897, 1911, and 1912, several booklets, and a few articles in the Lithuanian press including Aušra, Varpas, Ūkininkas, Tėvynės sargas, Vienybė lietuvninkų Lietuvos ūkininkas, Vilniaus žinios. His main area of interest was the various injustices suffered by the Lithuanian serfs and peasants at the hands of the large landowners. In 1897, he published a history of Lithuania using the text by Simonas Daukantas up to year 1201 and then adding his own text. (en)
  • Jurgis Bielinis (pseudonimy: Bieliakas, Jakulis), 16 marca 1846 r. w Purwiszkach, rejon Birży – 18 stycznia 1918 r. w Katinai, gm. Johaniszkiele, obecnie rejon poswolski, pochowany w miejscowości , niedaleko Birży) – publicysta litewski, kolporter literatury podziemnej, współpracownik redakcji gazet „Aušra“ i „Varpas“. (pl)
  • Ю́ргис Бели́нис (Юрий Белинис; лит. Jurgis Bielinis; другие фамилии Bieliakas, Jakulis, 16 марта 1846, деревня Пурвишкяй (ныне Биржайский район) — 18 января 1918, деревня Катинай (Пасвальский район)) — книгоноша, публицист, сотрудник газет «Aušrа» («Заря») и «Varpas» («Колокол»). (ru)
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  • Pen names: Bieliakas, Jakulis, Ministeris, Baltasis Erelis (en)
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  • Jurgis Bielinis (* 16. März 1846 in Purviškiai bei Biržai; † 18. Januar 1918 in Katinai bei Panevėžys) war einer der führenden Köpfe hinter dem organisierten Schmuggel von in lateinischen Buchstaben gedruckten Büchern nach Litauen durch Knygnešiai während der Zeit des litauischen Presseverbots 1866 bis 1904. Er war auch publizistisch tätig. (de)
  • Jurgis Bielinis (pseudonimy: Bieliakas, Jakulis), 16 marca 1846 r. w Purwiszkach, rejon Birży – 18 stycznia 1918 r. w Katinai, gm. Johaniszkiele, obecnie rejon poswolski, pochowany w miejscowości , niedaleko Birży) – publicysta litewski, kolporter literatury podziemnej, współpracownik redakcji gazet „Aušra“ i „Varpas“. (pl)
  • Ю́ргис Бели́нис (Юрий Белинис; лит. Jurgis Bielinis; другие фамилии Bieliakas, Jakulis, 16 марта 1846, деревня Пурвишкяй (ныне Биржайский район) — 18 января 1918, деревня Катинай (Пасвальский район)) — книгоноша, публицист, сотрудник газет «Aušrа» («Заря») и «Varpas» («Колокол»). (ru)
  • Jurgis Bielinis (1846–1918) was one of the main organizers of the illegal book-smuggling at the time of the Lithuanian press ban (1864–1904). Bielinis is informally referred to as the King of Book Smugglers. Since 1989, Bielinis's birthday (16 March) is commemorated as the Day of Book Smugglers (Knygnešio diena). (en)
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