Thursday, April 24, 2008

Witold or Witold the Great

Witold the Great, ruler of (Grand Duke) of Lithuania. Cousin of Jogaila, King of Poland. Witold was one of the creators of the Union with Poland in 1413. [more]

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Komtur was a rank within the Teutonic Knights. The Komtur was the commander within a specific region, or commandry (Kommende or Komturei). A Komtur commanded procurators.


The Mazurs or Masurs (Polish: Mazurzy) are a sub-ethnic group in the Masovian and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeships in Poland. The name of the sub-ethnic group is derived from the Lekhitic tribe of Masovians who gave their name to the land of Masovia in Poland.