Olga Vsevolodovna, Princess of Smolensk

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Princess Olga Vsevolodovna Rurikid, Princess of Smolensk

Russian: кн. Ольга Всеволодовна Рюриковичи, Смоленская, Lithuanian: Princess Olga Smolenskietė Smolensko Rurikaičiai, Smolensko kunigaikštytė, Polish: Princess Olga Księżniczka Smoleńska, Princess of Smolensk
Also Known As: "second wife of Gediminas"
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Birthplace: Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
Death: Died in Lithuania
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Daughter of Vsevolod Mstislavich of Smolensk and N daughter of Daugeruth, Princess
Wife of Gediminas, King of Lithuania
Mother of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania; Kestutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania; Danuta Elizabeth Gediminds, Princess of Lithuania; Maria Gediminaitė, Princess of Tver; Eufemia Maria Duchess of Galicia, Princess of Lithuania and 1 other
Sister of Iwan Wsewolodowicz, Prince of Polotsk

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About Olga Vsevolodovna, Princess of Smolensk

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Olga born c.a. 1270, died c.a. 1320, was second 2.wife of Gedyminas. Jewna (Jaune, Jauné) was 3.wife of Gedymin, and Wida (Gvidona?) was first 1.wife of Gedymin, (according Galitzine-family genealogy). - 3.wife: Jewna (Lithuanian: Jaunė, literally, young woman; born c. 1280 in Polatsk – died c. 1344) was wife of Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Ruthenia and Samogitia (1316–1341). She was daughter of Prince Ivan of Polatsk. She is mentioned only once in the Bychowiec Chronicle, a late and unreliable source. Therefore some historians seriously doubt her existence, but modern reference works still widely cite her as the ancestress of the Gediminids dynasty.

There are considerable doubts about how many wives Gediminas had. Some suggest that Gediminas had two wives, one from local pagan nobles, and Jewna, an Orthodox. C. S. Rowell claims that Gediminas had only one wife, an unknown pagan duchess. He argues that an important marriage to a Ruthenian or Polish princess like Jewna would have been noted in contemporary sources.[1]

The Bychowiec Chronicle mentions that after Jewna's death, brothers Algirdas and Kęstutis became displeased with Jaunutis, who Gediminas chose as his heir. Soon they deposed of Jaunutis. This episode is interpreted that weak Jaunutis was protected by his mother. If it was really the case, then it is an interesting example of the power and influence of queen mother in pagan Lithuania


Jewna (Lithuanian: Jaunė, literally, young woman; born c. 1280 in Polatsk – died c. 1344) was wife of Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Ruthenia and Samogitia (1316–1341). She was daughter of Prince Ivan of Polatsk. She is mentioned only once in the Bychowiec Chronicle, a late and unreliable source. Therefore some historians seriously doubt her existence, but modern reference works still widely cite her as the ancestress of the Gediminids dynasty.

There are considerable doubts about how many wives Gediminas had. Some suggest that Gediminas had two wives, one from local pagan nobles, and Jewna, an Orthodox. C. S. Rowell claims that Gediminas had only one wife, an unknown pagan duchess. He argues that an important marriage to a Ruthenian or Polish princess like Jewna would have been noted in contemporary sources.[1]

The Bychowiec Chronicle mentions that after Jewna's death, brothers Algirdas and Kęstutis became displeased with Jaunutis, who Gediminas chose as his heir. Soon they deposed of Jaunutis. This episode is interpreted that weak Jaunutis was protected by his mother. If it was really the case, then it is an interesting example of the power and influence of queen mother in pagan Lithuania.[2]


Third 3.wife of Gedymin/ Gedyminas/ Gedimin. Jauné/ Jaune/ Jewna Polozkaja / Polock. (lähde; Jagiellon-genealogy).


Jewna

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Jewna, Lithuanian: Jaunė, literally, young woman (Polatsk, c. 1280 – c. 1344) was wife of Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Ruthenia and Samogitia (1316–1341). She was daughter of Prince Ivan of Polatsk. She is mentioned only once in the Bychowiec Chronicle, a late and unreliable source. Therefore some historians seriously doubt her existence, but modern reference works still widely cite her as the ancestress of the Gediminids dynasty.

There are considerable doubts about how many wives Gediminas had. Some suggest that Gediminas had two wives, one from local pagan nobles, and Jewna, an Orthodox. C. S. Rowell claims that Gediminas had only one wife, an unknown pagan duchess. He argues that an important marriage to a Ruthenian or Polish princess like Jewna would have been noted in contemporary sources.[1]

The Bychowiec Chronicle mentions that after Jewna's death, brothers Algirdas and Kęstutis became displeased with Jaunutis, who Gediminas chose as his heir. Soon they deposed of Jaunutis. This episode is interpreted that weak Jaunutis was protected by his mother. If it was really the case, then it is an interesting example of the power and influence of queen mother in pagan Lithuania.[2]

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^ Rowell, C. S. (1994). Lithuania Ascending: A Pagan Empire Within East-Central Europe, 1295-1345. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series. Cambridge University Press. p. 88. ISBN 9780521450119.

^ Rowell, C. S. Lithuania Ascending, 282

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О Olga Vsevolodovna, Princess of Smolensk (русский)

Ольга Всеволодовна Смоленская

Род Рюриковичи Смоленские

Родители: ♂ Всеволод Мстиславич ? (Смоленский) [Рюриковичи Смоленские] ум. 1249

События: рождение ребёнка: ♀ Августа (Анастасия) [Гедиминовичи] ум. 1345 брак: ♂ # Гедимин [Гедиминовичи] р. ок. 1275? ум. 1341 ок. 1296? рождение ребёнка: ♂ # Ольгерд [Гедиминовичи] р. ок. 1296? ум. 24 май 1377 ок. 1297? рождение ребёнка: ♂ # Кейстут [Гедиминовичи] р. ок. 1297? ум. 15 август 1382 ок. 1300? рождение ребёнка: ♂ # Любарт (Дмитрий) Гедиминович [Гедиминовичи] р. ок. 1300? ум. 1383

Заметки: дочь кн. Всеволода Мстиславича Смоленского

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