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Traidenis, Grand Duke of Lithuania

Russian: Трайден Тройден, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Lithuanian: Vaišelga, Ldk
Also Known As: "Тройден", "Трайдзень", "Troyden", "Тройдень", "Troidzien", "Дроидень", "Тройдес", "Траждень", "Трохген", "Пройден"
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Birthplace: LDK, Širvintos
Death: Died in Kernavė, Širvintų rajono savivaldybė, Vilniaus apskritis, Lithuania
Cause of death: Natūrali mirtis
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Son of Vykintas, Duke of Samogitia and N 1 Ringaudaitė
Husband of Anna Iš Mozūrų
Father of Gaudimantė Sofija; Peluza and Dormundikundas / Dormuninundas of Lithuania
Brother of Liutavaras (Liutauras); Barza; Liesis; Svalkenis; Sirputis (Syrpuć) and 1 other

Occupation: Lietuvos Didysis Kunigaikštis (1269-1282), Ruler of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1269/1270–1282
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About Traidenis, Grand Duke of Lithuania

Traidenis (Polish: Trojden, Belarusian: Трайдзень) (died 1282) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1270 (or 1269) till 1282. He is the second most prominent, after Mindaugas, Grand Duke of Lithuania in the 13th century. His reign ended a seven-year unrest period after Mindaugas was assassinated in 1263 and firmly established the Grand Duchy as a pagan state for another hundred years. According to the Ruthenian chronicles (Resurrection chronicle, Bychowiec Chronicle[1]) Traidenis was descendant of Rurik House Polotsk branch that was exiled to the Byzantine Empire by Mstislav I of Kiev in the 12th century.

Traidenis expanded the Grand Duchy into the territories of Sudovians and Semigalians and strengthened its influence in Black Ruthenia. Unlike Mindaugas, Traidenis did not concentrate on expansion into east.

The circumstances surrounding Traidenis' advance to power are not clear. While his ancestors are unknown, it is known that he came from Aukštaitija, as he was Duke of Kernavė. From the outset his relationships with Halych-Volhynia were tense as he replaced Shvarn, Duke of Halych-Volhynia and Lithuania. The tension eventually resulted in the 1274–1276 war. Despite Mongol support to Halych-Volhynia, Traidenis was successful in battle and his control over Black Ruthenia (Navahradak, Hrodna, Slonim, and other cities) was strengthened. Traidenis also made incursions into Poland, especially surroundings of Lublin and Łęczyca, that continued to about 1306. However, these raids did not affect Masovia as Traidenis established a dynastic link through his daughter Gaudemunda with its dukes. This dynastic relationship was further developed by Gediminas.

Traidenis, known for his devotion to paganism and anti-German attitude, was also successful in fighting with the Livonian Order. In 1270 he won the Battle of Karuse, fought on ice near Saaremaa, and killed Otto von Lutterberg, master of the Order. A new master, Andreas von Westfalen, sought a quick revenge, but was also killed by Traidenis. However, by 1272 the Order retaliated, attacking Semigalia and building Dinaburg Castle in 1273 on lands nominally controlled by Traidenis. Despite four siege engines used to throw stones, he was unable to capture the new fortress and had to retreat in 1278. In 1279 the order attacked Lithuanian lands, reaching as far as Kernavė, but on their way back they suffered a great defeat in the Battle of Aizkraukle. The Order's master, Ernst von Rassburg, became the third master to be killed by Traidenis. The defeat encouraged conquered Semigallians to rebel. The Semigalians, led by Nemeitis, were now willing to acknowledge Lithuania's superiority and asked Traidenis for assistance. In 1281, Traidenis conquered Jersika Castle in the present-day Preiļi District, and was able to exchange it for Dinaburg Castle. However, Traidenis died soon afterwards, and assistance to Semigalians, exhausted by constant warfare, diminished. Traidenis is the first known Lithuanian duke to have died a natural death. All others before him were assassinated or killed in battle.

Family

Father

  • Vitas (Rumunt or Roman) who also was nicknamed as the Wolf, son of Davil Rostislavich

Brothers

  • Bardis, Liesis, and Svalkenis were Eastern Orthodoxs and died in fights with Halych-Volhynia
  • Sirputis assisted his brother in military campaigns

Daughter

  • Gaudemunda, married Bolesław II, Duke of Masovia, becoming Duchess of Masovia

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traidenis


Real Grate: Duke of Lithuania Traidenis profile is: Traidenis, Grand Duke of Lithuania

(Traidenis (Belarusian: Трайдзень) (died 1282) was the Grand Duke Lithuania from 1270 (or 1269) till 1282. Family Brothers

   * Bardis, Liesis, and Svalkenis were Eastern Orthodoxs and died in fights with Halych-Volhynia
   * Sirputis assisted his brother in military campaigns

Daughter

   * Gaudemunda, married Bolesław II, Duke of Masovia, becoming Duchess of Masovia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traidenis Traidenis or Troyden was the second most prominent, after Mindaugas, Grand Duke of Lithuania in the 13th century. His reign ended a seven-year unrest period after Mindaugas was assassinated in 1263 and firmly established the Grand Duchy as a pagan state for another hundred years. Traidenis expanded the Grand Duchy into the territories of Sudovians and Semigalians and strengthened its influence in Black Ruthenia. Unlike Mindaugas, Traidenis did not concentrate on expansion into east. The circumstances surrounding Traidenis' advance to power are not clear. While his ancestors are unknown, it is known that he came from Aukštaitija, as he was Duke of Kernavė. From the outset his relationships with Halych-Volhynia were tense as he replaced Shvarn, Duke of Halych-Volhynia and Lithuania. The tension eventually resulted in the 1274–1276 war. Despite Mongol support to Halych-Volhynia, Traidenis was successful in battle and his control over Black Ruthenia (Navahradak, Hrodna, Slonim, and other cities) was strengthened. Traidenis also made incursions into Poland, especially surroundings of Lublin and Łęczyca, that continued to about 1306. However, these raids did not affect Masovia as Traidenis established a dynastic link through his daughter Gaudemunda with its dukes. This dynastic relationship was further developed by Gediminas. Traidenis, known for his devotion to paganism and anti-German attitude, was also successful in fighting with the Livonian Order. In 1270 he won the Battle of Karuse, fought on ice near Saaremaa, and killed Otto von Lutterberg, master of the Order. A new master, Andreas von Westfalen, sought a quick revenge, but was also killed by Traidenis. However, by 1272 the Order retaliated, attacking Semigalia and building Dinaburg Castle in 1273 on lands nominally controlled by Traidenis. Despite four siege engines used to throw stones, he was unable to capture the new fortress and had to retreat in 1278. In 1279 the order attacked Lithuanian lands, reaching as far as Kernavė, but on their way back they suffered a great defeat in the Battle of Aizkraukle. The Order's master, Ernst von Rassburg, became the third master to be killed by Traidenis. The defeat encouraged conquered Semigallians to rebel. The Semigalians, led by Nemeitis, were now willing to acknowledge Lithuania's superiority and asked Traidenis for assistance. In 1281, Traidenis conquered Jersika Castle in the present-day Preiļi District, and was able to exchange it for Dinaburg Castle. However, Traidenis died soon afterwards, and assistance to Semigalians, exhausted by constant warfare, diminished. Traidenis is the first known Lithuanian duke to have died a natural death. All others before him were assassinated or killed in battle.)


Traidenis (Polish: Trojden, Belarusian: Трайдзень) (died 1282) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1270 (or 1269) till 1282. He is the second most prominent, after Mindaugas, Grand Duke of Lithuania in the 13th century. His reign ended a seven-year unrest period after Mindaugas was assassinated in 1263 and firmly established the Grand Duchy as a pagan state for another hundred years. According to the Ruthenian chronicles (Resurrection chronicle, Bychowiec Chronicle) Traidenis was descendant of Rurik House Polotsk branch that was exiled to the Byzantine Empire by Mstislav I of Kiev in the 12th century.

Traidenis expanded the Grand Duchy into the territories of Sudovians and Semigalians and strengthened its influence in Black Ruthenia. Unlike Mindaugas, Traidenis did not concentrate on expansion into east.

The circumstances surrounding Traidenis' advance to power are not clear. While his ancestors are unknown, it is known that he came from Aukštaitija, as he was Duke of Kernavė. From the outset his relationships with Halych-Volhynia were tense as he replaced Shvarn, Duke of Halych-Volhynia and Lithuania. The tension eventually resulted in the 1274–1276 war. Despite Mongol support to Halych-Volhynia, Traidenis was successful in battle and his control over Black Ruthenia (Navahradak, Hrodna, Slonim, and other cities) was strengthened. Traidenis also made incursions into Poland, especially surroundings of Lublin and Łęczyca, that continued to about 1306. However, these raids did not affect Masovia as Traidenis established a dynastic link through his daughter Gaudemunda with its dukes. This dynastic relationship was further developed by Gediminas.

Traidenis, known for his devotion to paganism and anti-German attitude, was also successful in fighting with the Livonian Order. In 1270 he won the Battle of Karuse, fought on ice near Saaremaa, and killed Otto von Lutterberg, master of the Order. A new master, Andreas von Westfalen, sought a quick revenge, but was also killed by Traidenis. However, by 1272 the Order retaliated, attacking Semigalia and building Dinaburg Castle in 1273 on lands nominally controlled by Traidenis. Despite four siege engines used to throw stones, he was unable to capture the new fortress and had to retreat in 1278. In 1279 the order attacked Lithuanian lands, reaching as far as Kernavė, but on their way back they suffered a great defeat in the Battle of Aizkraukle. The Order's master, Ernst von Rassburg, became the third master to be killed by Traidenis. The defeat encouraged conquered Semigallians to rebel. The Semigalians, led by Nemeitis, were now willing to acknowledge Lithuania's superiority and asked Traidenis for assistance. In 1281, Traidenis conquered Jersika Castle in the present-day Preiļi District, and was able to exchange it for Dinaburg Castle. However, Traidenis died soon afterwards, and assistance to Semigalians, exhausted by constant warfare, diminished. Traidenis is the first known Lithuanian duke to have died a natural death. All others before him were assassinated or killed in battle.

Family

Father

  • Vitas (Rumunt or Roman) who also was nicknamed as the Wolf, son of Davil Rostislavich

Brothers

  • Bardis, Liesis, and Svalkenis were Eastern Orthodoxs and died in fights with Halych-Volhynia
  • Sirputis assisted his brother in military campaigns

Daughter

  • Gaudemunda, married Bolesław II, Duke of Masovia, becoming Duchess of Masovia

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traidenis

Apie Vaišelga, Ldk (Lietuvių)

Traidenis (m. apie 1282 m. pradžią) – Lietuvos didysis kunigaikštis nuo 1268 ar 1269 iki 1282(?) m.

Didžiuoju kunigaikščiu tapo greičiausiai kaip Mindaugo giminei priešiškos politinės grupuotės lyderis (žinoma, kad valdymo pradžioje Traidenis palaikė draugiškus santykius su Mindaugo sūnų Vaišelgą nužudžiusiu Haličo-Volynės didžiuoju kunigaikščiu Levu Danilovičiumi). Buvo nuoseklus pagonybės šalininkas ir antivokiškos baltų laisvės kovos rėmėjas, taip pat talentingas karvedys, − iš paties Traidenio vadovaujamos LDK kariuomenės laimėtų mūšių paminėtini Karusės ledo mūšis (1270 m.), Ašeradės mūšis (1279 m.) ir Jersikos mūšis (1281(?) m.).

Nei Traidenio kilmė (Bychovco kronikoje jis pavadintas Žygimanto Kęstutaičio protėviu), nei jo giminystės ryšiai nėra visai aiškūs. Tikrai žinoma, kad Traidenis turėjo dukterį Gaudemundą (Gaudimantę), kurią 1279 m. ištekino už Mazovijos kunigaikščio Boleslovo II.

Traidenio valdymo laikotarpiu LDK sėkmingai atrėmė keletą Livonijos ordino puolimų, įsitvirtino Palenkėje; iš lietuvių, jotvingių ir (tikriausiai) LDK rusėnų sudaryta LDK kariuomenė tada ne kartą siaubė abiejų Vokiečių ordino šakų, lenkų kunigaikštysčių ir Haličo-Volynės valstybės valdas. Traidenio leidimu tuometinės etninės Lietuvos pietiniame pakraštyje ir kt. LDK vietose įsikūrė daugybė iš Vokiečių ordino užkariautų arba nuniokotų žemių pasitraukusių prūsų, jotvingių ir žemgalių.

LITERATŪRA

Iš laisvosios interneto enciklopedijos Vikipedija. Prieigą per internetą, žiūrėtą 2015-03-17 <http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traidenis>.


Traidenis (m. apie 1282 m. pradžią) – Lietuvos didysis kunigaikštis nuo 1268 ar 1269 iki 1282(?) m.

Valdymas

Didžiuoju kunigaikščiu tapo greičiausiai kaip Mindaugo giminei priešiškos politinės grupuotės lyderis (žinoma, kad valdymo pradžioje Traidenis palaikė draugiškus santykius su Mindaugo sūnų Vaišelgą nužudžiusiu Haličo-Volynės didžiuoju kunigaikščiu Levu Danilovičiumi). Buvo nuoseklus pagonybės šalininkas ir antivokiškos baltų laisvės kovos rėmėjas, taip pat talentingas karvedys, − iš paties Traidenio vadovaujamos LDK kariuomenės laimėtų mūšių paminėtini Karusės ledo mūšis (1270 m.), Ašeradės mūšis (1279 m.) ir Jersikos mūšis (1281(?) m.).

Nei Traidenio kilmė (Bychovco kronikoje jis pavadintas Žygimanto Kęstutaičio protėviu), nei jo giminystės ryšiai nėra visai aiškūs. Tikrai žinoma, kad Traidenis turėjo dukterį Gaudemundą (Gaudimantę), kurią 1279 m. ištekino už Mazovijos kunigaikščio Boleslovo II.

Traidenio valdymo laikotarpiu LDK sėkmingai atrėmė keletą Livonijos ordino puolimų, įsitvirtino Palenkėje; iš lietuvių, jotvingių ir (tikriausiai) LDK rusėnų sudaryta LDK kariuomenė tada ne kartą siaubė abiejų Vokiečių ordino šakų, lenkų kunigaikštysčių ir Haličo-Volynės valstybės valdas. Traidenio leidimu tuometinės etninės Lietuvos pietiniame pakraštyje ir kt. LDK vietose įsikūrė daugybė iš Vokiečių ordino užkariautų arba nuniokotų žemių pasitraukusių prūsų, jotvingių ir žemgalių.


Traidenis (m. apie 1282 m. pradžią) – Lietuvos didysis kunigaikštis nuo 1268 ar 1269 iki 1282(?) m.

Valdymas

Didžiuoju kunigaikščiu tapo greičiausiai kaip Mindaugo giminei priešiškos politinės grupuotės lyderis (žinoma, kad valdymo pradžioje Traidenis palaikė draugiškus santykius su Mindaugo sūnų Vaišelgą nužudžiusiu Haličo-Volynės didžiuoju kunigaikščiu Levu Danilovičiumi). Buvo nuoseklus pagonybės šalininkas ir antivokiškos baltų laisvės kovos rėmėjas, taip pat talentingas karvedys, − iš paties Traidenio vadovaujamos LDK kariuomenės laimėtų mūšių paminėtini Karusės ledo mūšis (1270 m.), Ašeradės mūšis (1279 m.) ir Jersikos mūšis (1281(?) m.).

Nei Traidenio kilmė (Bychovco kronikoje jis pavadintas Žygimanto Kęstutaičio protėviu), nei jo giminystės ryšiai nėra visai aiškūs. Tikrai žinoma, kad Traidenis turėjo dukterį Gaudemundą (Gaudimantę), kurią 1279 m. ištekino už Mazovijos kunigaikščio Boleslovo II.

Traidenio valdymo laikotarpiu LDK sėkmingai atrėmė keletą Livonijos ordino puolimų, įsitvirtino Palenkėje; iš lietuvių, jotvingių ir (tikriausiai) LDK rusėnų sudaryta LDK kariuomenė tada ne kartą siaubė abiejų Vokiečių ordino šakų, lenkų kunigaikštysčių ir Haličo-Volynės valstybės valdas. Traidenio leidimu tuometinės etninės Lietuvos pietiniame pakraštyje ir kt. LDK vietose įsikūrė daugybė iš Vokiečių ordino užkariautų arba nuniokotų žemių pasitraukusių prūsų, jotvingių ir žemgalių.

LITERATŪRA

Iš laisvosios interneto enciklopedijos Vikipedija. Prieigą per internetą, žiūrėtą 2015-02-02 <http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traidenis>.

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