(also, Teodor Narbut). Born Nov. 28 (Nov. 8), 1784, in the village of Shavry, in present-day Lida Raion, Grodno Oblast, Byelorussian SSR; died Nov. 14 (26), 1864, in Vilnius. Lithuanian historian and publicist. Wrote in Polish.
Narbutas graduated from the University of Wilno (Vilnius) in 1803. His nine-volume work on the history of Lithuania (Wilno, 1835–41) was written from a feudal-monarchist standpoint. Narbutas was a collector of Lithuanian antiquities and folklore. He published sources on the history of Lithuania: the Chronicle of Bychowiec (Wilno, 1846). His works helped popularize the study of history in Lithuania and were highly important for the development of Lithuanian culture in the 19th century.
WORKSOcherki istorii istoricheskoi nauki ν SSSR, vol. 1.Moscow, 1955.
R. K. BATURA