Algirdas

Fragment from medal by Juozas Kalinauskas
Algirdas (left) on the Millennium of Russia monument in Veliky Novgorod
Dmitry Donskoy writes letters asking for help against Algirdas during the Lithuanian–Muscovite War (1368–1372)
Litas commemorative coin with image of Algirdas

Ruler of medieval Lithuania.

- Algirdas
Fragment from medal by Juozas Kalinauskas

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Coin issued by Prince Vladimir Olgerdovich of Kiev. 1388–1392 1388

Vladimir Olgerdovich

Coin issued by Prince Vladimir Olgerdovich of Kiev. 1388–1392 1388

Vladimir Olgerdovich (Уладзімір Альгердавіч, Vladimiras Algirdaitis, Włodzimierz Olgierdowic, Володимир Ольгердович; died after 1398) was the son of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and his first wife Maria of Vitebsk.

Skirgaila, 16th century imaginative portrait

Skirgaila

Regent of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania for his brother Jogaila from 1386 to 1392.

Regent of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania for his brother Jogaila from 1386 to 1392.

Skirgaila, 16th century imaginative portrait
Trakai Island Castle. For ten years Skirgaila was Duke of Trakai.
Document with attached Seal of Skirgaila (18 June 1387)

He was the son of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and his second wife Uliana of Tver.

Painting of the Battle of Blue Waters

Battle of Blue Waters

Battle fought at some time in autumn 1362 or 1363 on the banks of the Syniukha river, left tributary of the Southern Bug, between the armies of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Golden Horde.

Battle fought at some time in autumn 1362 or 1363 on the banks of the Syniukha river, left tributary of the Southern Bug, between the armies of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Golden Horde.

Painting of the Battle of Blue Waters
Map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, at its greatest extent from the 13th to 15th centuries.
2012 commemorative stamp issued in Lithuania
2012 stamp of Ukraine dedicated to the Battle of Blue Waters

Taking advantage of internal disorder within the Horde, Grand Duke Algirdas of Lithuania organized a campaign into Tatar lands.

Grand Duchy of Moscow

Rus' principality of the Late Middle Ages centered on Moscow, and the predecessor state of the Tsardom of Russia in the early modern period.

Rus' principality of the Late Middle Ages centered on Moscow, and the predecessor state of the Tsardom of Russia in the early modern period.

Territorial expansion between 1300 and 1547
The seal of Simeon the Proud (1340s), reads: "The seal of the Grand Duke Simeon of all Rus
Territorial expansion between 1300 and 1547
The seal of Ivan III the Great (1490s), reads: "Ioan (John), by God's grace, the Sovereign of all Rus' and the Grand Duke"
Blaeu's map of Russia (1645); Moscovia is Moscow and the vicinities
The Moscow Kremlin under Prince Ivan Kalita (early XIV century) by Apollinary Vasnetsov
Dmitry Donskoi in the Battle of Kulikovo
Andrei Rublev's famous icon of the Trinity
Territorial growth from 1300 to 1462
Great Stand on the Ugra River, 1480
The Dormition Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin
Traveling by sleigh

Grand Duke Algirdas of Lithuania allied himself by marriage with Tver and undertook three expeditions against Moscow (1368, 1370, 1372) but was unable to take it.

Bryansk

City and the administrative center of Bryansk Oblast, Russia, situated on the River Desna, 379 km southwest of Moscow.

City and the administrative center of Bryansk Oblast, Russia, situated on the River Desna, 379 km southwest of Moscow.

Gorno-Nikolskaya Church
A monument to Alexander Peresvet and Boyan
May Day at former Christmas Mountain (now Yuri Gagarin Boulevard) in 1920
Bryansk-I, May 2010
Monument of Kurgan of Immortality
BTZ-5276-04 trolleybus
Trolza-5265 low-floor trolleybus

Grand Duke Algirdas of Lithuania acquired Bryansk through inheritance in 1356 and gave it to his son, Dmitry the Elder.

Karijotas

The Duke of Navahrudak (Naugardukas) and Vaŭkavysk (Valkaviskas), one of the sons of Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania.

The Duke of Navahrudak (Naugardukas) and Vaŭkavysk (Valkaviskas), one of the sons of Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania.

In 1349 Algirdas sent him along with two sons, Aikštas or Eikšis from Eišiškės and Simeon from Svislach, to Jani Beg, Khan of the Golden Horde, to negotiate an alliance against the Teutonic Knights and rising Grand Duchy of Moscow.

Jaunutis, depicted in 1675

Jaunutis

Jaunutis, depicted in 1675

Jaunutis (Jawnuta, Яўнут; literally young man; baptized: Ioann, "Jawnuta", "John" or "Ivan"; ca. 1300 – after 1366) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania from his father Gediminas' death in 1341 until he was deposed by his elder brothers Algirdas and Kęstutis in 1345.

Seal of Kaributas

Kaributas

Seal of Kaributas

Kaributas (Koribut, Korybut, baptized Dmitry; after 1350 – after 1404) was a son of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and reigned in Severian Novgorod until 1393.

The Gediminid symbol in Rambynas Hill, Lithuania

Belsky family (Gediminid)

Ruthenianized princely family of Gediminid origin in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Ruthenianized princely family of Gediminid origin in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

The Gediminid symbol in Rambynas Hill, Lithuania

The family started with Ivan Vladimirovich, son of Vladimir Olgerdovich and grandson of Algirdas, and ended with Ivan Dmitrievich Belsky in 1571.

Maišiagala

Historic town in Vilnius district municipality, Lithuania.

Historic town in Vilnius district municipality, Lithuania.

According to Jan Długosz, Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas died in this castle in 1377.