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'''Kostanty Iwanowicz Ostrogski''' (c. 1460 – 10 August 1530; {{lang-be|Канстантын Іванавіч Астроскі}}, {{lang-uk|Костянтин Іванович Острозький}}, ''Kostjantyn Ostroz'kyj'', {{lang-lt|Konstantinas Ostrogiškis}}, also known under his [[Ruthenia]]n name ''Vasyl-Kostjantyn Ostroz'kyj'' and modern Belarusian transliteration ''Kanstancin Astrožski'') was a magnate of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and later a [[Hetmans of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth|Grand Hetman of Lithuania]] from 11 September 1497 until his death.
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'''Kostanty Iwanowicz Ostrogski''' (c. 1460 – 10 August 1530; {{lang-be|Канстантын Іванавіч Астроскі}}, {{lang-uk|Костянтин Іванович Острозький}}, ''Kostjantyn Ostroz'kyj'', {{lang-lt|Konstantinas Ostrogiškis}}, also known under his [[Ruthenia]]n name ''Vasyl-Kostjantyn Ostroz'kyj'' and modern Belarusian transliteration ''Kanstancin Astrožski'') was a magnate of the [[Grand Duchy of Lithuania]] and later a [[Hetmans of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth|Grand Hetman of Lithuania]] from 11 September 1497 until his death.
   
He started his military career under king [[John I of Poland]]. He took part in successful campaigns against the Tatars and Muscovy. For his victory near Ochakiv against the forces of [[Mehmet Girey]] he was awarded with the title of Grand Hetman of Lithuania. He was the first person to receive this title. However, during a war with Muscovy he was defeated in the [[Battle of Vedrosha]] (1500) and held captive for three years. In 1503 he managed to escape and joined king [[Sigismund I the Old]], who allowed him to resume his post as a Hetman. As one of the main military leaders (alongside Grand Hetmans of the Crown [[Mikołaj Firlej (died 1526)|Mikołaj Firlej]] and [[Mikolaj Kamieniecki|Mikołaj Kamieniecki]]) of the alliance he continued to wage war against Muscovy and in 1512 achieved a great victory against the Tatars in the [[Battle of Wisniowiec|Battle of Wiśniowiec]].
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He started his military career under king [[John I of Poland]]. He took part in successful campaigns against the [[Tatars]] and [[Muscovy]]. For his victory near [[Ochakiv]] against the forces of [[Mehmet Girey]] he was awarded with the title of Grand Hetman of Lithuania. He was the first person to receive this title. However, during a war with Muscovy he was defeated in the [[Battle of Vedrosha]] (1500) and held captive for three years. In 1503 he managed to escape and joined king [[Sigismund I the Old]], who allowed him to resume his post as a Hetman. As one of the main military leaders (alongside Grand Hetmans of the Crown [[Mikołaj Firlej (died 1526)|Mikołaj Firlej]] and [[Mikolaj Kamieniecki|Mikołaj Kamieniecki]]) of the alliance he continued to wage war against Muscovy and in 1512 achieved a great victory against the Tatars in the [[Battle of Wisniowiec|Battle of Wiśniowiec]].
   
 
In 1514 [[Muscovite wars|another war with Muscovy]] started and Ostrogski became the commander in chief of all the Polish and Lithuanian forces (amounting to up to 35,000 soldiers). Among his subordinates were [[Jerzy Radziwill|Jerzy Radziwiłł]], [[Janusz Swierczowski|Janusz Świerczowski]], [[Witold Sampolinski|Witold Sampoliński]] and the future Hetman of the Crown [[Jan Tarnowski]]. On 8 September 1514 he achieved a significant victory in the [[Battle of Orsha]], defeating an army of [[Vasili III of Russia|Vasili III]]. However, in 1517 his attempt to besiege the Russian fortress of [[Opochka]] became a serious defeat that destroyed any hopes to reconquer Smolensk.
 
In 1514 [[Muscovite wars|another war with Muscovy]] started and Ostrogski became the commander in chief of all the Polish and Lithuanian forces (amounting to up to 35,000 soldiers). Among his subordinates were [[Jerzy Radziwill|Jerzy Radziwiłł]], [[Janusz Swierczowski|Janusz Świerczowski]], [[Witold Sampolinski|Witold Sampoliński]] and the future Hetman of the Crown [[Jan Tarnowski]]. On 8 September 1514 he achieved a significant victory in the [[Battle of Orsha]], defeating an army of [[Vasili III of Russia|Vasili III]]. However, in 1517 his attempt to besiege the Russian fortress of [[Opochka]] became a serious defeat that destroyed any hopes to reconquer Smolensk.
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He had two wives: Tatiana Koretska and Aleksandra Słucka. He had two sons: [[Ilia Ostrogski]] with Koretska, and [[Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski]] with Słucka.
 
He had two wives: Tatiana Koretska and Aleksandra Słucka. He had two sons: [[Ilia Ostrogski]] with Koretska, and [[Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski]] with Słucka.
   
He died in 1530 as a well-respected military commander. Despite his steady loyalty to the Catholic monarch as well as an old feud with an [[Eastern Orthodoxy|Orthodox]] Muscovy, Ostrogski himself remained a devout Orthodox in traditions of his family. He gave generously for construction of Orthodox churches and sponsored the creation of many church-affiliated schools for the orthodox children. As one of the wealthiest Orthodox nobles he was buried in the [[Kiev Pechersk Lavra]] in Kiev.
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He died in 1530 as a well-respected military commander. Despite his steady loyalty to the [[Catholic]] [[King of Poland|monarch]] as well as an old feud with an [[Eastern Orthodoxy|Orthodox]] [[Muscovy]], Ostrogski himself remained a devout Orthodox in traditions of his family. He gave generously for construction of Orthodox churches and sponsored the creation of many church-affiliated schools for the orthodox children. As one of the wealthiest Orthodox nobles he was buried in the [[Kiev Pechersk Lavra]] in [[Kiev]].
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He is one of the characters on the famous painting by Jan Matejko, ''[[Prussian Homage (painting)|Prussian Homage]]''.
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He is one of the characters on the famous painting by [[Jan Matejko]], ''[[Prussian Homage (painting)|Prussian Homage]]''.
   
 
The town of [[Starokostiantyniv]] still bears his name. The [[Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade]] is also named after him.
 
The town of [[Starokostiantyniv]] still bears his name. The [[Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade]] is also named after him.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/display.asp?linkpath=pages%5CO%5CS%5COstrozkyKostiantyn.htm Ostrozky, Kostiantyn]
 
* [http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/display.asp?linkpath=pages%5CO%5CS%5COstrozkyKostiantyn.htm Ostrozky, Kostiantyn]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070404103957/http://www.butschal.de/herbbutschal/uncrowed/Ostrozki1.htm Ostrozki family]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070404103957/http://www.butschal.de/herbbutschal/uncrowed/Ostrozki1.htm Ostrozki family]
   
 
{{Great Hetmans of Lithuania}}
 
{{Great Hetmans of Lithuania}}
 
{{Wikipedia|Konstanty Ostrogski}}
 
   
 
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