Voivode of Vilnius

The Voivode of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus vaivada, Polish: wojewoda wileński) was a high-ranking officer in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania who governed the Vilnius Voivodeship from 1413.[1][2] He was considered as the most influential member of the Lithuanian Council of Lords. After the Union of Lublin in 1569, the Voivodes of Vilnius (who were senators of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) were ranked as the fourth highest, while the Castellans of Vilnius were ranked as the sixth highest officers among the Voivodeships of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.[1] After the Third Partition of the Commonwealth, the Vilnius Voivodeship was annexed by the Russian Empire and this position was annulled.[1][3]

Elders of VilniusEdit

From To Voivode Image Remarks
1387 1389 Andrius Goštautas
Andrzej Gasztołd
 
1393 Mykolas Mingaila
Minigaila
  Castellan of Vilnius (1413–1416)
1396 1413 Albertas Vaitiekus Manvydas
Wojciech Moniwid
 

Voivodes of VilniusEdit

From To Voivode Image Remarks
1413 1424 Albertas Vaitiekus Manvydas
Wojciech Moniwid
  Died holding this title
1425 1432 Jurgis Gedgaudas
Jerzy Giedygołd
  Died holding this title
1432 Jaunius Valimantaitis
Iwan Walimuntowicz
  Died holding this title
1433 1443 Jonas Daugirdas
Jan Dowgird
  Died holding this title
1443 1458 Jonas Goštautas
Jan Gasztołd
  Died holding this title
1458 Jonas Manvydas
Jan Moniwidowicz
  Died holding this title
1458 1476 Mykolas Kęsgaila
Michał Kieżgajło
  Died holding this title
1477 1491 Alekna Sudimantaitis
Olechno Sudymuntowicz
  Died holding this title
1492 1509 Mikalojus Radvilaitis
Mikołaj Radziwiłłowicz
  Died holding this title
1510 1522 Mikalojus Radvila II
Mikołaj Radziwiłł
  Died holding this title
1522 1539 Albertas Goštautas
Olbracht Gasztołd
  Died holding this title
1542 1549 Jonas Hlebavičius
Jan Chlebowicz
  Died holding this title
1551 1565 Mikalojus Radvila Juodasis
Mikołaj Radziwiłł Czarny
  Died holding this title
1565 1584 Mikalojus Radvila Rudasis
Mikołaj Radziwiłł Rudy
  Died holding this title
1584 1603 Kristupas Radvila Perkūnas
Krzysztof Radziwiłł Piorun
  Died holding this title
1604 1616 Mikalojus Kristupas Radvila Našlaitėlis
Mikołaj Krzysztof Radziwiłł (Sierotka)
  Died holding this title
1616 1621 Jonas Karolis Chodkevičius
Jan Karol Chodkiewicz
  Died holding this title
1623 1633 Leonas Sapiega
Lew Sapieha
  Died holding this title
1633 1640 Kristupas Radvila Jaunasis
Krzysztof Radziwiłł
  Died holding this title
1640 1642 Jonušas Skuminas Tiškevičius
Jan Skumin Tyszkiewicz
  Died holding this title
1642 1652 Kristupas Chodkevičius
Krzysztof Chodkiewicz
  Died holding this title
1653 1655 Jonušas Radvila
Janusz Radziwiłł
  Died holding this title
1656 1665 Povilas Jonas Sapiega
Paweł Jan Sapieha
  Died holding this title
1667 1668 Mykolas Kazimieras Radvila
Michał Kazimierz Radziwiłł
  Deputy Chancellor of Lithuania
1668 1669 Jurgis Hlebavičius   Died holding this title
1669 1682 Mykolas Kazimieras Pacas
Michał Kazimierz Pac
  Died holding this title
1682 1703 Kazimieras Jonas Sapiega
Kazimierz Jan Sapieha
  Died holding this title
1706 1707 Mykolas Servacijus Višnioveckis
Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki
  Died holding this title
1722 1730 Liudvikas Pociejus
Ludwik Pociej
  Died holding this title
1730 1733 Kazimieras Dominykas Oginskis
Kazimierz Dominik Ogiński
  Died holding this title
1735 1744 Mykolas Servacijus Višnioveckis
Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki
  Died holding this title
1744 1762 Mykolas Kazimieras Radvila Žuvelė
Michał Kazimierz Radziwiłł
  Died holding this title
1762 1764 Karolis Stanislovas Radvila II
Karol Stanisław Radziwiłł
  First term
1764 1768 Mykolas Kazimieras Oginskis
Michał Kazimierz Ogiński
  Grand Hetman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
1768 1790 Karolis Stanislovas Radvila II
Karol Stanisław Radziwiłł
  Second term; died holding this title
1790 1795 Mykolas Jeronimas Radvila
Michał Hieronim Radziwiłł
  The title was defunct after the Third Partition of the Commonwealth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Vilniaus vaivadija". vle.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Vaivadijos ir vaivados: apie valstybės valdymo meną". ldkistorija.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Lenkijos ir Lietuvos Valstybės padalijimai". vle.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 1 December 2019.