Karijotas of Lithuania was born circa 1314 to Gediminas (c1275-1341) and Jewna of Polotsk (c1280-c1344) and died circa 1361 of unspecified causes.

Karijotas or Koriat (baptized Michal; died between 1358 and 1363) was the Duke of Navahrudak and Vaŭkavysk, one of the sons of Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania.

According to Polish historian Jan Tęgowski, he was born probably between 1305 and 1308.[1] He was baptized before 1349.[2]

In 1349, the duke of Lithuania Algirdas sent him along with two sons, Aikštas or Eikšis from Eišiškės and Simeon from Svislach,[3] to Jani Beg, Khan of the Golden Horde, to negotiate an alliance against the Teutonic Knights and rising Grand Duchy of Moscow.[4] However, Jani Beg handed Karijotas over to Simeon of Moscow for a ransom.

It is unclear how many children Karijotas had. The number varies between 4[5] and 10.[6] Reliable data are available about the following:

He also had one daughter, Anastasiya who married Roman I of Moldavia (c1345-1394)


  1. ^ Tęgowski, Jan (1999). Pierwsze pokolenia Giedyminowiczów. Poznań-Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Historyczne. pp. 164-165. ISBN 8391356310. 
  2. ^ Tęgowski, Jan (1999). Pierwsze pokolenia Giedyminowiczów. Poznań-Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Historyczne. p. 166. ISBN 8391356310. 
  3. ^ (Lithuanian) Jučas, Mečislovas (2004). "Karijotas". In Vytautas Spečiūnas. Lietuvos valdovai (XIII-XVIII a.): enciklopedinis žinynas. Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidybos institutas. pp. 45. ISBN 5-420-01535-8. 
  4. ^ 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. 114. ISBN 978-0-521-45011-9. 
  5. ^ a b Simas Sužiedėlis, ed (1970-1978). "Karijotas". Encyclopedia Lituanica. III. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. pp. 47–48. LCCWp globe tiny.gif 74-114275. 
  6. ^ (Lithuanian) Ivinskis, Zenonas (1939). "Eikšis". In Vaclovas Biržiška. Lietuviškoji enciklopedija. 7. Kaunas: Spaudos Fondas. pp. 577–578. 
  7. ^ a b (Lithuanian) Jonas Zinkus, et al., ed (1986). "Karijotaičiai". Tarybų Lietuvos enciklopedija. 2. Vilnius, Lithuania: Vyriausioji enciklopedijų redakcija. pp. 218. 
  8. ^ (Lithuanian) Vaclovas Biržiška, ed (1933). "Aleksandras (Karijotaitis)". Lietuviškoji enciklopedija. 1. Kaunas: Spaudos Fondas. pp. 246. 
  9. ^ Tęgowski J. Pierwsze pokolenia Gedyminowiczów. — Poznań-Wrocław, 1999. — s. 170—171.

See also


Offspring of Karijotas of Lithuania and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jurgis Karijotaitis (c1328-1375) 1328 1375 Vaslui, Vaslui County, Moldavia, Romania
Aleksandras Karijotaitis (c1330-c1380) 1330 1380
Aikštas Karijotaitis (c1332-c1390) 1332 1390
Simeonas Karijotaitis (c1334-1399) 1334 1399
Teodoras Karijotaitis (c1339-1414) 1339 1414 Mukachevo, Mukachevo Rayon, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
Dmitri Karijotaitis (c1340-c1399) 1340 1399
Anastasiya Karijotaitis (c1358-c1408) 1360 1408 Roman I of Moldavia (c1345-1394)


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