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Professor Zigmas Zinkevičius

Zigmas Zinkevičius (January 4, 1925 in Juodausiai, Ukmergė district – February 20, 2018 in Vilnius) was a Lithuanian[1] linguist-historian, professor at Vilnius University, and a full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. He has contributed to studies in the history of languages, onomastics[2]

Zinkevičius was a recipient of the Herder Prize, which was presented to him in 1994. Zinkevičius was the author of 30 academic books and several hundred scientific publications in various languages.


  1. Bojtár, Endre (1999). Foreword to the Past: a Cultural History of the Baltic People. Central European University Press. p. 54. ISBN 963-9116-42-4 . 
  2. Švietimo informacijų technologijų centras. Zigmas Zinkevičius. Retrieved on 2008-08-18