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Andrei of Polotsk

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Andre (Vingold) Olgerdovich

Lithuanian Prince. of the genus Gediminians. Son Grand. kn. Lithuania Olgerd Gediminians and Prince. Vitebsk Mary Yaroslavna. Kn. Pskov in 1341 - 1348 and after 1377, Mr.. Kn. Polotsk in 1348-1377 he.

+ August 12. 1399 g.

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In 1341 Olygerd helped Pskov against the Germans. Pskov, remembering Dovmont long tried to persuade Olgerd baptized and come to rule them in Pskov. Algirdas refused and only agreed to have baptized and stayed in Pskov, his son Andrew. However, Andrew did not stay in Pskov, and held here viceroy Yuri Vitovtovicha. Pskov silent, . but in 1348, Yuri died, . Then tell the people of Pskov sent to Andrew: "You were, . Prince, . himself to sit in Pskov in the reign, . as governor of Pskov not hold: when you're not happy to sit with us, . elsewhere reign, . then your governors do not want ",
. Andrew immediately took to their possessions Pskov merchants and fought Pskov village, the people of Pskov answered him the same.

The fate of Andrew changed after the death of Olgerd in 1377. His younger brother, Jagiello took great reigning in violation of the rights of senior Andrew. Andrew announced it was their claim to seniority, . but, . without getting anywhere reinforcements, . must give Jagiello, . deprived of Polotsk and fled to Pskov, . where residents took him to rule with the consent of the Grand Prince Dmitry Ivanovich, . to which Andrew had gone to Moscow,
. In 1380, Andrew with his regiment participated in the Battle of Kulikovo.

In 1386 Andrew knows how regained Polotsk and rebelled against Jogaila under the pretext that he converted to Catholicism, has no more right to own Orthodox areas. Thus Andrew joined with the Teutonic knights that have devastated the Lithuanian possession of more than 60 miles. Brother Yagailo, Skirgaylo, captured Polotsk, captured Andrew, and his son killed.

Later, Andrew served as Grand Duke of Lithuania Vitovt and died in miserable for Lithuanians battle with the Tatars on the banks of Vorskla.


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