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From: (Igor Sklar)
Subject: Re: Jerzy of Lithuania and Anastasia of Moldavia
Date: 6 Apr 2003 10:00:57 -0700
"Cesare Patrignani" <> wrote in message news:<UZEja.62372$>...
> Hello all:
> In ES - Band II tafel 124 I have Jerzy...
Why Polish names? The official language of Lithuania (and the native
languages of the prince in question) was a dialect of old Russian
sometimes referred to as proto-Belarusian. So not Jerzy but Juri
... son of Ewnut ( son of Gedymin)
Not Ewnut (ancestor of Russian Mstislavsky family) but his younger
brother Koriat. Koriat, prince of Novogrudeck, became ruler of Podolia
later in life. He was succeeded by his elder son Juri.
Juri naturally took great interest in political life of neighbouring
Moldavia. He wanted to increase his lands by seizing the Moldavian
throne. He proclaimed himself hospodar of Moldavia in 1374 but was
killed the same year. His wife was named Anastasia (+1420), but
Dworzaczek is not aware of her connection with the Musati. They had no
When Juri's brothers Konstantin and Alexander died, their younger
brother Fiodor became the sole ruler of Podolia. He called himself
"kniaz' i hospodar' zemli Podolskoi", i.e. used Moldavo-Slavic title
'hospodar'. Fiodor died before 1416. The Kurcewicz family of Poland
claimed descent from this prince, but this is somewhat doubtful.
One of Juri's younger brothers, called Dmitry Bobrok, emigrated to
Moscow and played important role in the Battle of Kulikovo Field. The
Volynsky family descends from his marriage with Anna Ivanovna, sister
of Dmitry Donskoy.
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