Stoigniew

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Stoigniew (died October 16, 955) was an Obotrite leader, reigning in the middle of the tenth century. He is mentioned in the chronicles of Thietmar of Merseburg and Widukind of Corvey.

He was the co-ruler of the Obotrites, and perhaps brother to, Nakon. In 955, together with Nakon, Stoigniew led the forces of the Obotrite at the Battle on the Raxa against Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. The Obotrites were defeated and Stoigniew beheaded.

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  • Name: also spelled Stojgniew, Stoinef, Stoiniew, Stoinneg, Ztoignav.

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