Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/31955
Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Kiaupa, Zigmuntas
Title: Žalgiris ir Kaunas
Other Title: Grunewald and Kaunas
Is part of: Kauno istorijos metraštis. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, T. 11 (2011)
Extent: p. 7-13
Date: 2011
Keywords: Žalgirio kautynės;Kaunas;Grunewald;Kaunas
Abstract: Kaunas was a frontier castle prior to Lithuania and Poland’s war with the Teutonic Order in 1409–1411. Vytautas rebuilt the castle of Kaunas while preparing for this war. In 1409, its construction was completed. During this year, Vytautas often visited Kaunas and almost all of his visits were associated with a rebellion in Samogitia (Žemaitija). It can be argued that Kaunas was an important base for Vytautas as he prepared for war with the Order. According to John Dlugosz, Vytautas brought the regiment of Kaunas together with other Lithuanian regiments in the battle of Grunwald (Žalgiris). The Kaunas regiment consisted of members of the nobility within the territorial division of the Kaunas district, but not of inhabitants of the city of Kaunas. Hypothetically, it can be assumed that the regiment consisted of 300 soldiers and was led by Sungaila, the elder of Kaunas. The regiment’s flag was red with the Columns of Gediminas embroidered on it. The Kaunas regiment certainly participated in the battle of Grunwald, which took place on 15 July 1410, and contributed to the victory
Internet: https://www.vdu.lt/cris/bitstream/20.500.12259/31955/1/ISSN2335-8734_2011_N_11.PG_7-13.pdf
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/31955
Affiliation(s): Istorijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Kauno istorijos metraštis 2011, nr. 11
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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