Lithuania Issued Stamp on 775th Anniversary of Battle of Saule

Lithuania has released a stamp on 775th Anniversary of Battle of Saule on 17th Sep\"\" 2011.In 1236, Pope Gregory IX declared the first crusade against Lithuanians having turned into the most important fight of that period, which took place on 22 September 1236 at the Miša River – the Battle of Saule between the Bothers of Sword and the army of Samogitians and Lithuanians. Covered by the shroud of Christianity, the true goal of the Sword Brothers was to conquer the Baltic lands.On the battle route Mežuotn-Pamšis-Šiauliai, the defending warriors demonstrated the unity of ethnic tribes and reinforced the position of Lithuania in Europe. The success of the battle was determined by the unity of Northern and Western Samogitians and mutual support.The significance of the battle was immense: Lithuania halted a great crusade and could further exist as a country.

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