Jankus (August 8, 1858 May 23, 1946 in Flensburg, Germany). Activist of
the Lithuanian national movement, publisher. He resisted the Germanization
of the Klaipeda area, and propagated the union of Lithuania and Lithuania
Minor. One of the founders of the newspaper Ausra (The Dawn,
1883-1887) and cultural society Birute, publisher of the magazines Varpas
(The Bell, 1889-1905) and Ukininkas (The Farmer, 1890-1905). He
co-operated with book carriers during the period of the prohibition of
Lithuanian press, and co-ordinated the trade of banned Lithuanian books.
From the end of 1922 till the beginning of 1923 he was the Chairman of the
Chief Salvation Committee for Lithuania Minor.