Gediminas was the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1315 until 1341 and is credited with being the founder of a new Lithuanian dynasty. If that wasn’t enough to win the hearts and minds of the people of the city, he is also known as the founder of Vilnius when he formed a permanent capital here. His statue and monument stands in a prime location next to Vilnius Cathedral.
Unveiled in 1996, this sculpture was created by Vytautas Kašuba in 1992 and the monument is an important symbol to the people of Vilnius. The plinth is a gift from the people of Ukraine and the sculpture was cast without charge in Estonia.