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Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania

Male Abt 1257 - Abt 1341  (~ 84 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania was born about 1257 (son of Butvydas); died about 1341.

    Notes:

    "Gediminas was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1315 or 1316 until his death. He is credited with founding this political entity and expanding its territory which, at the time of his death, spanned the area ranging from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Also seen as one of the most significant individuals in early Lithuanian history, he was responsible for both building Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and establishing a dynasty that later came to rule other European countries such as Poland, Hungary and Bohemia. As part of his legacy, he gained a reputation for being a champion of paganism, who successfully diverted attempts to Christianize his country by skillful negotiations with the Pope and other Christian rulers." [Wikipedia]

    Family/Spouse: Jewna Iwanowna of Polock. Jewna (daughter of Ivan Vsevoloditch of Polock) died in 1344. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Dannila of Lithuania died in 1364.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Butvydas was born about 1230 (son of Skalmantas); died about 1294.

    Notes:

    Also called Pukuveras. Duke of Lithuania.

    Children:
    1. 1. Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania was born about 1257; died about 1341.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Skalmantas
    Children:
    1. 2. Butvydas was born about 1230; died about 1294.