Vladimir Olgerdovich( Prince of Kiev, one of the older sons of Grand Duke of Lithuania Olgerd)
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Biography Vladimir Olgerdovich
one of the older sons of Grand Duke of Lithuania Olgerd, from his first marriage to Princess Mary of Vitebsk, Maria. Vladimir began to reign in Kiev after the occupation of his Olgerd. By joining Yagailo to the Polish throne, Vladimir pledged to remain faithful to the king, queen (Jadwiga) and the crown - regi, reginae et regno Poloniae. In 1390, fulfilling a commitment he helped Jagiello against Vytautas at the siege of Grodno. In 1392, when Vytautas made grand-Lithuanian crown Skirgaylo demanded a principality of Kiev. Vladimir Vytautas called to him and demanded his oath of allegiance; Vladimir disobeyed. Vytautas took Zhytomyr and Ovruch Skirgaylo simultaneously captured Cherkasy and Zvenigorod (1393). After a brief peace, in 1395, Mr.. Vytautas Skrigaylo and came to the very Kiev. Vladimir has not had any resistance to them. Instead of Kiev he was given Kopylov (in the Minsk province). Now it became a vassal of the visitors are offered but not forced to endure the situation, he fled to Moscow. Subsequent fate was not known. It is possible that he came back, as his son reigned later in Kopyl. Vladimir was buried in Kiev. - Wed. P. Klepatsky, "Essays on the history of Kyiv land", t. I (Odessa, 1912).