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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Church of Annunciation, erected in Vitebsk in the 12th century

Principality of Vitebsk

Ruthenian principality centered on the city of Vitebsk in modern Belarus, that existed from its founding in 1101 until it was inherited into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1320, and only nominally until 1508.

Ruthenian principality centered on the city of Vitebsk in modern Belarus, that existed from its founding in 1101 until it was inherited into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1320, and only nominally until 1508.

Church of Annunciation, erected in Vitebsk in the 12th century

In the beginning of the thirteenth century, Vitebsk had close relationships with the princes of Vladimir-Suzdal but due to the swift diplomatic maneuvering of Lithuanian princes, the principality fell under the influence of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania when Grand Duke Algirdas married to the daughter of the last prince of Vitebsk Maria of Vitebsk.

Copy of the lost 1585 original portrait of Elizabeth Báthory

Elizabeth Báthory

Hungarian noblewoman and purported serial killer from the family of Báthory, who owned land in the Kingdom of Hungary (now Hungary, Slovakia and Romania).

Hungarian noblewoman and purported serial killer from the family of Báthory, who owned land in the Kingdom of Hungary (now Hungary, Slovakia and Romania).

Copy of the lost 1585 original portrait of Elizabeth Báthory
Ecsed, the lake and the old castle
Portraits of Nádasdy and Báthori from the Čachtice Museum
Elizabeth Báthory from Zay artist. Probably a copy of the other painting which is at the Hungarian National Museum, in Budapest (also made by Zay). Mentioned in the Magyar Várak book, page 34.
Aerial view of Castle of Csejte
Main tower at the Castle of Csejte

Báthory was the 2nd-great-granddaughter of Barbara Aleksandrówna and Bolesław IV of Warsaw, and Mikalojus Radvila the Old; the 3rd great-granddaughter of Bolesław Januszowic; the 4th great-granddaughter of Vladimir Olgerdovich; and the 5th great-granddaughter of Algirdas.

Vitebsk

City in Belarus.

City in Belarus.

View of Vitebsk in the early 19th century by Józef Peszka.
Vitebsk in 1943, during the period of Nazi German occupation
Downtown of Vitebsk
St. Barbara Church in Vitebsk
Vitebsk Town Hall (1775)
Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vitebsk
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, 2009

In 1320 the city was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania as dowry of the Princess Maria, the first wife of Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas.

Trubetskoy Mansion, Petrovskij Pereulok, Moscow, designed by Joseph Bové

Trubetskoy family

Russian gentry family of Ruthenian stock and Lithuanian origin, like many other princely houses of Grand Duchy of Lithuania, later prominent in Russian history, science, and arts.

Russian gentry family of Ruthenian stock and Lithuanian origin, like many other princely houses of Grand Duchy of Lithuania, later prominent in Russian history, science, and arts.

Trubetskoy Mansion, Petrovskij Pereulok, Moscow, designed by Joseph Bové
Portrait of Vladimiro Notarbartolo Di Villarosa by Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy (1906)

They are descended from Algirdas's son Demetrius I Starshy (1327 – 12 August 1399 (the Battle of the Vorskla River)).

Fresco of Vladimir the Bold in one of Serpukhov cathedrals.

Vladimir the Bold

The most famous prince of Serpukhov.

The most famous prince of Serpukhov.

Fresco of Vladimir the Bold in one of Serpukhov cathedrals.

Although he married a daughter of Algirdas of Lithuania in 1371, Vladimir still loyally supported Dmitry in his struggle against the Lithuanians.

Seal of Siemowit IV

Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia

Polish prince member of the House of Piast from the Masovian branch, from 1373/74 Duke of Rawa, and after the division of the paternal inheritance between him and his brother in 1381, ruler over Rawa, Płock, Sochaczew, Gostynin, Płońsk and Wizna, since 1386 hereditary Polish vassal, since 1388 ruler over Belz, during 1382–1401 he lost Wizna and during 1384–1399 and 1407–1411 he lost Zawkrze, during 1384–1399 he lost Płońsk, taken by the Teutonic Order.

Polish prince member of the House of Piast from the Masovian branch, from 1373/74 Duke of Rawa, and after the division of the paternal inheritance between him and his brother in 1381, ruler over Rawa, Płock, Sochaczew, Gostynin, Płońsk and Wizna, since 1386 hereditary Polish vassal, since 1388 ruler over Belz, during 1382–1401 he lost Wizna and during 1384–1399 and 1407–1411 he lost Zawkrze, during 1384–1399 he lost Płońsk, taken by the Teutonic Order.

Seal of Siemowit IV
Division of Masovia (1381–1426).

20 April 1434), a Lithuanian princess, daughter of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and his second wife, Uliana of Tver.

Novhorod-Siverskyi

Historic city in Chernihiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine.

Historic city in Chernihiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine.

Novhorod-Siverskyi. Holy Transfiguration Monastery. View from the walls of the monastery.
Triumphal Arch
Holy Transfiguration Monastery
House of seminary
Cathedral of the Assumption
Holy Transfiguration Church
Women's gymnasium
The museum
Nicholas Church

It was ruled by Dymitr Korybut (Kaributas), son of Algirdas.

Alexandra of Lithuania

Alexandra (Aleksandra, Aleksandra; died 20 April 1434 in Płock) was the youngest daughter of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and his second wife, Uliana of Tver.

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Cathedral of the Theotokos, Vilnius

Episcopal see of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Metropolitan of Vilnius and all Lithuania.

Episcopal see of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Metropolitan of Vilnius and all Lithuania.

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Cathedral of the Theotokos: until 1601 (top), until 1810.
Cathedral of the Theotokos
Reconstruction of the Cathedral of the Theotokos, 1865—1868. A photograph taken during the reconstruction by Chagin.
Cathedral of the Theotokos, 1877.
Choir of the Cathedral of the Theotokos, 1926. Sitting of the right edge — Ryhor Šyrma, Belarusian folklorist.
Interior
Cathedral of the Theotokos and Gediminas' Tower.

The cathedral was built during the reign of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas for his Orthodox second wife Uliana of Tver in 1346.

Martyrs of Vilnius, medieval icon

Anthony, John, and Eustathius

Anthony, John, and Eustathius (Eustathios, Eustace; Russian: Антоний, Иоанн and Евстафий; Lithuanian: Antanas, Jonas ir Eustachijus) are saints and martyrs (died 1347) of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Anthony, John, and Eustathius (Eustathios, Eustace; Russian: Антоний, Иоанн and Евстафий; Lithuanian: Antanas, Jonas ir Eustachijus) are saints and martyrs (died 1347) of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Martyrs of Vilnius, medieval icon
Covered bodies of the martyrs on display in the Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius
Another view of the relics of the martyrs

They were attached to the Muscovite missionaries dispatched to the court of Algirdas, pagan Grand Duke of Lithuania.