House of Tyszkiewicz

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Tyszkiewicz
POL COA Tyszkiewicz.svg
Ethnicity Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian
Current region Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania
Notable members Ludwik Tyszkiewicz
Teodor Tyszkiewicz
Estate Tyszkiewicz Palace
Tiškevičiai Palace

The Tyszkiewicz family (Polish: Tyszkiewiczowie, singular: Tyszkiewicz, Belarusian: Тышкевічы, singular: Тышкевіч, Lithuanian: Tiškevičiai, singular: Tiškevičius, Ukrainian: Тишкевичі, singular: Тишкевич, Russian: Тышкевичи, singular: Тышкевич) was a wealthy and influential Polish-Lithuanian magnate family of Ruthenian origin, with roots traced to the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They held the Polish coat of arms Leliwa. Their nobility was reaffirmed in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Russian Empire.

The family traces its roots to a 15th-century Ruthenian boyar Kalenik Miszkowicz and derives from the name of his son, Tysza, which was reflected e.g. in the name Tyszkiewicz-Kalenicki.

Places named Tyszkiewicz Palace, "former Tyszkiewicz Palace", Tiškevičiai Palace, and other historical properties of the family are located in Warsaw, Kraków and Vilnius, as well as in numerous towns of modern Poland, Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine (in Palanga, Kretinga, Lahojsk, Raudondvaris, Berdychiv, Biržai, Kavarskas, Deltuva, Trakai, Lentvaris, Seredžius, etc.)

Notable members[edit]

Manors[edit]

Lithuania Birże Tyszkiewicz Palace.jpg
Palanga Palac Tyszkiewiczow.JPG
Trakai Tyszkiewicz palace.jpg
Astravas Manor Tiškevičiai Palace, Palanga Tyszkiewicz (Tiškevičiai) Palace on Lake Galvė, Trakai

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Further reading[edit]

  • Potocka-Wąsowiczowa, Anna z Tyszkiewiczów. Wspomnienia naocznego świadka. Warszawa: Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1965.