Temriuk Aidarovich

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Temriuk Aidarovich


(also Temriuk Idarovich). Died 1570’s. Kabardin prince.

In the mid-16th century, Temriuk Aidarovich was senior prince of Kabarda. He attempted to unite the fragmented Kabardin lands and to organize a struggle against Turkish-Crimean aggression. In 1557, together with other Kabardin princes, he assumed Russian citizenship. In 1561, Tsar Ivan IV Vasil’evich married Temriuk’s daughter Kuchenei (Mariia); this marriage strengthened Temriuk’s position among the Kabardin princes. The Terskii settlement, built in 1567 at Temriuk’s request, became a center of Russian influence throughout the Caucasus.


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Kusheva, E. N. Narody Severnogo Kavkaza i ikh sviazis Rossiei: Vtoraiapolovina XVI-30-egody XVII v. Moscow, 1963.
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