Giedroyć family

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Giedraitis
Giedroyć / Гедройц
POL COA Giedroyć.svg
Coat of arms of the Giedraitis
Country Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Estates Giedraičiai
Founded 13th century
Founder Giedrius
Ethnicity Lithuanian-Polish-Belarussian

Giedroyć (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɡʲɛdrɔjtɕ]; Lithuanian: Giedraitis; Russian and Belarusian: Гедройц; French: Guedroitz) is the name of a Polish-Lithuanian and Russian princely family, most probably dating back to the time of Mindaugas, although it has no connections with him. No reliable information about the earliest members of the family has survived; when the family name started to appear in written sources in the early 15th century, the precise connections between all its members were already impossible to establish. According to the 16th century Lithuanian Chronicle, they are descendants of duke Giedrius, a brother of Narimantas and 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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