Dausprungas of Lithuania was born circa 1195 to Ryngold (c1175-c1236) and died circa 1240 of unspecified causes.

Dausprungas (also Dovsprunk) was an older brother of Mindaugas, the first King of Lithuania. Dausprungas is mentioned only once in the peace treaty with Halych-Volhynia in 1219 among the 21 early dukes of Lithuania as one of the five elder dukes (other four being Živinbudas, Daujotas, Mindaugas and Vilikaila – Daujotas' brother). Since Dausprungas is the only known brother of Mindaugas, Mindaugas' nephews Edivydas and Tautvilas are presumed to be his sons. If that is true, then Dausprungas is father-in-law of Daniel of Halych and he was also married to Vykintas' sister. Because it is known that Mindaugas used to kill his relatives to gain power and because Dausprungas is not mentioned in any other sources, some imply that he was killed by Mindaugas, but others rebut since his sons still ruled their lands in 1248.

See also

  • House of Mindaugas – family tree of Dausprungas
  • Palemonids – legendary version of Dausprungas' life


  • (Lithuanian) Ivinskis, Zenonas (1937). "Dasprungas". In Vaclovas Biržiška. Lietuviškoji enciklopedija. VI. Kaunas: Spaudos Fondas. pp. 186–188. 


Offspring of Dausprungas of Lithuania and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edivydas (c1220-c1253) 1229 1253
Tautvilas (c1225-1263) 1225 1263 Daughter of Bryachislav Vasilkovich (c1228-c1270)


Footnotes (including sources)

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