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Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania

Male Abt 1257 - Abt 1341  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name Gediminas  
    Suffix Grand Duke of Lithuania 
    Born Abt 1257  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1341  [1
    Person ID I22148  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2020 

    Father Butvydas,   b. Abt 1230,   d. Abt 1294  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Family ID F17419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jewna Iwanowna of Polock,   d. 1344 
    +1. Dannila of Lithuania,   d. 1364
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F13384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.