Grad in Philology, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
Editor, Encyclopedia Editl. Office at Lithuanian Academy Sciences, Vilnius, 1964-1971; head department art, Encyclopedia Publications, Vilnius, 1971-1984; deputy editor-in-chief, director, Science and Encyclopedia Publications, Vilnius, since 1984. Researcher in history of Lithuanian culture.
Member Lithuanian Language Commission at Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius, since 1988. Member Lithuanian Language Society (deputy chairman since 1989).
Married Genovaité Kairyté, December 15, 1965. Children: Mykolas, Jonas.