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The chronicle of Marijampole

I-IV B.C. Archeological artifacts found in Meskuciai and Kumelionys mounds, the town's ancient settlements reveal that the town was first settled by the Jotvingiai people
XIII C. After long battles with the Teutonic Knights the mounds and ancient settlements were deserted
1667 The village of Pasesupys first mentioned
1717 The Earl Mykolas Butleris' estate built in Kvietiskis
1736 The Earl Mykolas Butleris reorganized the village of Pasesupys into a trade town of Starapole
1758 The Countess Pranciška Sciukaite-Butleriene built a wooden church - monastery, gave the Marijonu monks 8 acres of land and allowed them to establish a town under the name of Mary - Marijampole
XVIII C. The community of Jews settles down in Marijampole
1792 The Polish King and the Lithuanian Grand Duke Stanislovas Augustas grants the town Magderburg rights
1792 Grigalius Michalovskis elected a burgomaster of the town's magistrate
1798 The King of France Louis XVIII visited the Marijonų Monastery
1812 On his way back from Russia, the Emperor of France Napoleon stopped in Marijampolė
XIX C. German, Russian, and Polish communities settled down in Marijampole
1820-1829 The road Petersburg-Warsaw and a link to Karaliaucius (Kaliningrad) built through the town
1824 The new church of St.Mykolas consecrated
1825 The Emperor of Russia Aleksander I visited Marijampole
1831 Rebels under the leadership of A.Puseta and K.Sonas fought against the Russian Czar's army in the fields of the Kvietiskis Estate
1869 The Czar Aleksander II confirmed the project of Marijampole's control
End of XIXC. - Begin. of XX C. A national independence movement and resistance against Czarist oppression. Secret educational fellowships Sietynas, Artojai, Sviesa, and Ziburys functioned; banned Lithuanian books and magazines were published; Lithuanian performances organized
1911 Uznemune agricultural exhibition was open
1918 02 16 Lithuania declared its independence
1918 Municipality was restored and the town council formed
1923 The railway Kazl Ruda-Sestokai built through the town
1930 The sugar factory built
1941 The Jewish community annihilated
1955-1989 The town named Kapsukas
1990 03 11 Restoration of Lithuanian Independence
1992 The monument to a prominent linguist Jonas Jablonskis erected
1993 The rememberance chapel put up for the Tauras regiment partisans
1997 The historic emblem of the town restored
1999 The Catholic seminary opened in the Marijonu Monastery
2000 The Marijonu school restored

The memorial erected to the prominent figure Petras Kriauciunas, the reviver of Lithuanian culture