Died 1382. Prince of Trakai and Žemaitija. The son of Gediminas.

After 1345, Kęstutis essentially shared power in the Grand Principality of Lithuania with his elder brother, Grand Prince Algirdas. Kęstutis played a significant role in the struggle of the Lithuanian people against the aggression of the Teutonic Order. He dealt an especially severe blow to the forces of the order in 1370, when an army of his troops and those of Algirdas and other Lithuanian princes, as well as Russian regiments, vanquished the crusaders at Rūdava, not far from Königsberg. Kęstutis also took part in the expansionist campaigns of Algirdas directed against the Russian lands. In 1381, Kęstutis rebelled against the son of Algirdas, Jogaila (Jagello), who at the time was collaborating with the Teutonic Order. He was killed in 1382 at the order of Jogaila.


Pashuto, V. T. Obrazovanie Litovskogo gosudarstva. Moscow, 1959.
References in periodicals archive ?
Azerbaijan is a very important part of the puzzle, connecting Europe and Asia, being a key part of the trade route to Central Asia and China, Kestutis Jankauskas, head of the EU delegation to Azerbaijan, told Trend.
On February 15, two climbers from Lithuania - Saikauskas Saulius and Kestutis Skrupskelis - fell off a cliff near the Racek hut.
Lithuanian prosecutors have filed sexual harassment and undue weapon possession suspicions against MP Kestutis Pukas.
Hugging surgeon Kestutis Maslauskas, she said: "Oh my God it's exactly the way you're a magician.
Particulate Solids in Science, Industry and Environment (2015: Slovakia, Herlany) Edited by Adriana Estokova, Nadezda Stevulova, Jiri Zegzulka, Baltakys Kestutis, Jozsef Faitli, and Alain Chamayou
iulis, Minister of Environment Kestutis Trechiokas responsible for Lithuania's participation in the Expo, as well as Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevi?
In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and Lithuania's new non-resident Ambassador to Tehran Kestutis Kujmanas on Monday, the two sides voiced enthusiasm for expanding of mutual cooperation in different fields.
Vilnius Business Harbour, which is among the most modern and well situated office buildings in Vilnius, a city witnessing an increasing demand for A class office space, is complementary to buyer's current commercial property portfolio in the Baltic capitals, East Capital partner Kestutis Sasnauskas added.
Keeping Lithuanian foreign and defense policy strong and on track will be the big challenge for the president," Kestutis Girnius, associate professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, said.
Ina Marciulionyte, Director, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Pacific Department of Lithuania and comprised Ambassador Kestutis Kudzmanas, Lithuanian non-resident Ambassador to Pakistan and Ms.
Lithuanian Minister of Defence Juozas Olekas, Ghor Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati, Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Kestutis Jankauskas, American Ambassador Deborah A.