What was the Battle of Wilkomierz (1435)?

Introduction The Battle of Wilkomierz (see Other Battle Names below) took place on 01 September 1435, near Ukmergė in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. With the help of military units from the Kingdom of Poland, the forces of Grand Duke Sigismund Kęstutaitis soundly defeated Švitrigaila and his Livonian allies. The battle was a decisive engagement… Read More


What was the Polish-Teutonic War (1431-1435)?

Introduction The Polish-Teutonic War (1431 to 1435) was an armed conflict between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Knights. It ended with the Peace of Brześć Kujawski and is considered a victory for Poland. Background Refer to Lithuanian Civil War (1431 to 1435). The war broke out after Teutonic Grand Master Paul von Rusdorf… Read More

What was the Battle of Grunwald (1410)?

Introduction The Battle of Grunwald, Battle of Žalgiris or First Battle of Tannenberg was fought on 15 July 1410 during the Polish-Lithuanian-Teutonic War. The alliance of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) and Grand Duke Vytautas, decisively defeated the German-Prussian… Read More

What was the Lithuanian Civil War (1432-1438)?

Introduction The Lithuanian Civil War of 1432 to 1438 was a conflict over the succession to the throne of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, after Vytautas the Great died in 1430 without leaving an heir. The war was fought on the one side by Švitrigaila, allied with the Teutonic Knights, and on the other by… Read More