Jurgis Gedgaudas

Jurgis Gedgaudas (died c. 1435) was a noble and diplomat from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.wikipedia
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Battle of Ashmyany

Battle of Ašmena
However, after being captured in the Battle of Ashmyany, he switched sides and supported Sigismund Kęstutaitis managing to retain his social status.
Former voivode of Vilnius Jonas Manvydas, Jurgis Lengvenaitis ruler of Mstsislaw, duke Jurgis Gedgaudas and other commanders of his army were taken into captivity.

Lithuanian Civil War (1432–1438)

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After the death of Vytautas, he supported Grand Duke Švitrigaila and represented him in negotiations with Poland 1431 and 1432 and with the Teutonic Order in 1432 (see Lithuanian Civil War (1432–1438) for political background).
Švitrigaila and some of his supporters, including Jurgis Gedgaudas and Jonas Manvydas, managed to escape to Polotsk while his pregnant wife was detained.

Voivode of Vilnius

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After the death of his brother Albertas Manvydas, Voivode of Vilnius, in 1423, Gedgaudas became the Voivode of Vilnius until 1432.

Albertas Manvydas

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After the death of his brother Albertas Manvydas, Voivode of Vilnius, in 1423, Gedgaudas became the Voivode of Vilnius until 1432.
Manvydas was a brother of Jurgis Gedgaudas, starosta of Podolia, who became Voivode of Vilnius after Manvydas' death.

Treaty of Christmemel

Treaty of Skirsnemunė
Gedvilas was of nine Lithuanian noble witnesses of the Treaty of Christmemel (June 1431) and was at Švitrigaila's side when he was deposed in a coup on 1 August 1432.
Nine Lithuanian nobles were: castellan of Vilnius Kristinas Astikas, elder of Vilnius Jurgis Gedgaudas, elder of Samogitia Mykolas Kęsgaila, voivode of Trakai Jaunius Kęsgaila, castellan of Trakai Sungaila, land marshal Rumbaudas Valimantaitis, Chodko Jurewicz, regent of Navahrudak Petras Mangirdaitis, court marshal Jonas Goštautas.

Grand Duchy of Lithuania

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1435) was a noble and diplomat from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Leliwa coat of arms

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He used the Leliwa coat of arms.

Vytautas

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He was active in political life from 1401 to 1435, serving Grand Dukes Vytautas and Švitrigaila as voivode and diplomat. King Jogaila sent him and several Polish nobles to Hungary in 1411 and Grand Duke Vytautas sent him to the Council of Constance in 1416.

Švitrigaila

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After the death of Vytautas, he supported Grand Duke Švitrigaila and represented him in negotiations with Poland 1431 and 1432 and with the Teutonic Order in 1432 (see Lithuanian Civil War (1432–1438) for political background). He was active in political life from 1401 to 1435, serving Grand Dukes Vytautas and Švitrigaila as voivode and diplomat.

Voivode

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He was active in political life from 1401 to 1435, serving Grand Dukes Vytautas and Švitrigaila as voivode and diplomat.

Council of Constance

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His represented their interest at the Council of Constance and Teutonic Order. King Jogaila sent him and several Polish nobles to Hungary in 1411 and Grand Duke Vytautas sent him to the Council of Constance in 1416.

Teutonic Order

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After the death of Vytautas, he supported Grand Duke Švitrigaila and represented him in negotiations with Poland 1431 and 1432 and with the Teutonic Order in 1432 (see Lithuanian Civil War (1432–1438) for political background). His represented their interest at the Council of Constance and Teutonic Order.

Sigismund Kęstutaitis

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However, after being captured in the Battle of Ashmyany, he switched sides and supported Sigismund Kęstutaitis managing to retain his social status. He switched sides to support Sigismund Kęstutaitis and was able to retain his wealth and influence (his son even received Mir from Sigismund in 1434).

Pact of Vilnius and Radom

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Gedgaudas was first mentioned in 1401 when he witnessed the Union of Vilnius.

Podolia

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He lost this position in 1411 to become the elder of Podolia (predecessor of the Voivode of Podolia).

Podolian Voivodeship

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He lost this position in 1411 to become the elder of Podolia (predecessor of the Voivode of Podolia).

Władysław II Jagiełło

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King Jogaila sent him and several Polish nobles to Hungary in 1411 and Grand Duke Vytautas sent him to the Council of Constance in 1416.

Guillebert de Lannoy

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Traveler Guillebert de Lannoy was received by Gedgaudas in 1421.

Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)

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Gedgaudas was sent on a diplomatic mission to the Kingdom of Poland in 1429.

Mir, Belarus

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He switched sides to support Sigismund Kęstutaitis and was able to retain his wealth and influence (his son even received Mir from Sigismund in 1434).

Lithuanian mythology

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Gedgaudas is his pagan Lithuanian name; Jurgis (George) is his baptismal name after the conversion of Lithuania in 1387.

Christian name

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Gedgaudas is his pagan Lithuanian name; Jurgis (George) is his baptismal name after the conversion of Lithuania in 1387.

Christianization of Lithuania

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Gedgaudas is his pagan Lithuanian name; Jurgis (George) is his baptismal name after the conversion of Lithuania in 1387.