Commemorative plaque for Jonas Leonas Petkevičius and writer Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė in Joniškėlis

  • Atminimo lenta Jonui Leonui Petkevičiui ir rašytojai Gabrielei Petkevičaitei-Bitei Joniškėlyje
Commemorative plaque for Jonas Leonas Petkevičius and writer Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė is put on the nursing and care home in Joniškėlis. In 1810, in accordance with the will of landlord Ignas Karpis, Vilnius university set up a countryside hospital, the first in Europe. It is the oldest hospital of its kind and still working to this day. In 1865, doctor Jonas Leonas Petkevičius started to work at the hospital. He and his daughter Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė made Joniškėlis a cultural, educational and Lithuanian centre of Northern Lithuania in the second half of 19th century.
  • GPS coordinates: 56.02633, 24.16872