Butvydas

Butvydas or Pukuveras (Belarusian: Будзівід (Budzivid); also known as Боудивидъ, Liutauras, Пукувер (Pukuvier) Pukuwer or Pucuwerus) (died 1295) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1292 to 1295.[1] His influence was strong during his brother Butigeidis's reign.[1] This led some historians to believe, that they were co-rulers, much like the grandsons Algirdas and Kęstutis. During his short reign Butvydas tried to defend the duchy against the Teutonic Knights; he also attacked Masovia, an ally of the knights. He was a direct ancestor of the Gediminids.

Butvydas
Grand Duke of Lithuania
Reign1290–1295
Coronation1290
PredecessorButigeidis
SuccessorVytenis
BornUnknown
Died1294 or 1295
IssueVytenis, Grand Duke of Lithuania
Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania
Teodoras, Duke of Kiev
Vainius, Duke of Polotsk
HouseGediminids
ReligionPaganism

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  1. ^ a b "Butvydas". vle.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  • Lietuvos valdovai (XIII-XVIII a.): enciklopedinis žinynas (in Lithuanian). Vytautas Spečiūnas (compiler). Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidybos institutas. 2004. p. 30. ISBN 5-420-01535-8.CS1 maint: others (link)
Preceded by
Butigeidis
Grand Duke of Lithuania
1291–1295
Succeeded by
Vytenis