Vainius or Voin (died between 1338 and 1342) was the Prince of Polotsk from 1315 to his death.[1] Very little is known about Vainius, brother of Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania.[1] He is mentioned in written sources in 1324 for the first time. In 1328 he, already as Prince of Polotsk, signed a treaty with the Livonian Order and Novgorod.[1] His only known son Liubko died in 1342 during fights with the Livonian Order.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Vainius". Retrieved 21 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Jonas Zinkus; et al., eds. (1988). "Vainius". Tarybų Lietuvos enciklopedija (in Lithuanian). IV. Vilnius, Lithuania: Vyriausioji enciklopedijų redakcija. p. 419.

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Preceded by
Prince of Polatsk
1315 – 1342
Succeeded by