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Treaty of Kėdainiai

Treaty of Kėdainiai (Kiejdany)
Type Legal status of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Signed 17 August 1655
Location Kėdainiai
Signatories Charles X Gustav of Sweden
Janusz Radziwiłł
Parties Swedish Empire
Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The Treaty of Kėdainiai or Kiejdany, signed on 17 August 1655, was a SwedishLithuanian agreement during the Second Northern War.[1] After the Polish forces had been decisively defeated in the Battle of Ujście, whereupon the Poznan and Kalisz palatines surrendered to Sweden, Lithuanian hetman Janusz Radziwiłł decided to discontinue the war.[1] In Kėdainiai, he accepted Swedish protection.[1] The treaty further specified that the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was not dissolved and Lithuanian forces would not fight Polish forces, although the text of the treaty included protests against the lack of Polish support.[1] On 20 October, the treaty was superseded by the Union of Kėdainiai, which united the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with the Swedish Empire.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Frost, Robert I (2000). The Northern Wars. War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe 1558-1721. Harlow: Longman. p. 168. ISBN . 
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