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|Municipality||Pakruojis district municipality|
|Capital of||Žeimelis elderate|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Žeimelis (formerly: Zaumel) is a town in northern Lithuania, 40 km to the north from Pakruojis, near the border with Latvia. It is a centre of an elderate. A school first mentioned in 1596 (at the Lutheran church). Field Marshal Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly was baptized in the Lutheran church on December 27, 1761. High school was established in 1920. Agriculture school founded in 1937.
- Abraham Isaac Kook, chief rabbi of Palestine, and philosopher of religious Zionism.
- Zvi Yehuda Kook, son of r. Abraham Isaac, and head of Mercaz HaRav yeshiva.
- Theodor Grotthuss, the originator of the first law of photochemistry, author of the first theory of electrolysis
- Juozas Šliavas, historian
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