Giedroyć family

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Giedroyć / Гедройц
POL COA Giedroyć.svg
Coat of arms of the Giedraitis
CountryGrand Duchy of Lithuania
Founded13th century

Giedroyć (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɡʲɛdrɔjtɕ]; Lithuanian: Giedraitis; Russian and Belarusian: Гедройц; French: Guedroitz) is the name of a Polish-Lithuanian and Russian princely family. According to the 16th century Lithuanian Chronicle, they are descendants of Prince Giedrius, a brother of Grand Duke of Lithuania Traidenis.

Many family members were important figures in Lithuanian, Polish and Russian history and culture.

The family's original domain was the Lithuanian town of Giedraičiai.

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