The House of Chodkiewicz (Belarusian: Хадкевіч; Lithuanian: Chodkevičius) was one of the most influential noble families of Lithuanian-Ruthenian descent within the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th and 17th century.
|Current region||Poland, Belarus and Lithuania|
|Place of origin||Grand Duchy of Lithuania|
Jan Karol Chodkiewicz
Chodko Jurewicz, chamberlain to Grand Duke Vytenis, was probably the ancestor of the whole clan and gave it the name Chodkiewicz, meaning "son of Chodzko". Surnames were not used in that time, but apparently later in history, the name Chodzko became a surname after Christianization of Chodzko Juriewicz, father of Iwan (later Jan) Chodkiewicz. They bore the Chodkiewicz coat of arms. In 1572, Jan Hieronimowicz Chodkiewicz converted from Calvinism to Roman Catholicism with his two sons, which made them the first Polonized generation of the once Lithuanian-Ruthenian family. Emperor Charles V granted the title of "Count" of the Roman Empire to the whole family.
Notable family membersEdit
- Chodko Jurewicz (c.1431–1447), founder of Chodkiewicz clan
- Ivan Chodkiewicz (?–1484), founder of the Chodkiewicz family
- Aleksander Chodkiewicz (1475–1549), voivode of the Nowogródek Voivodeship, Grand Marshal of Lithuania
- Yurii Chodkiewicz (1524–1569), voivode of the Nowogródek Voivodeship
- Hieronim Chodkiewicz (1500–1561), Grand Lithuanian Podczaszy, Elder of Samogitia, Count of the Roman Empire
- Ivan Hieronimowicz Chodkiewicz (1537–1579), Livonian hetman, Grand Lithuanian Marshall, castellan of Vilnius.
- Grzegorz Chodkiewicz (?–1572), Grand Hetman of Lithuania
- Jan Karol Chodkiewicz (1560–1621), Grand Hetman of Lithuania
- Krzysztof Chodkiewicz (?–1652), castellan of Vilnius, voivode of Vilnius Voivodship
- Jan Kazimierz Chodkiewicz (1616–1660), castellan of Vilnius
- Anna Eufrozyna Chodkiewicz (c. 1600 – c. 1631), married Prokop Sieniawski in 1623
- Teresa Chodkiewicz (1645–1672), married Stanisław Bonifacy Krasiński about 1667
- Jan Mikołaj Chodkiewicz (1738–1781), father of Rozalia Lubomirska
- Aleksander Chodkiewicz (1776-1838), Polish patriot and polymath
- Chester S. L. Dunning, Caryl Emerson, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, The Uncensored Boris Godunov, Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2007, SBN 0299207641, Google Print, p. 498
- Kasper Niesiecki, Herbarz polski Kaspra Niesieckiego, Published by Waif, 1839, Google Print, p.48 (public domain)