- For the 19th-20th Century Polish politician, see Krzysztof Mikołaj Radziwiłł
Krzysztof Mikołaj Radziwiłł Born 1547
Vilnius, Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Died November 20, 1603
Łosośna, Kingdom of Poland
Board member of Calvinist Spouse(s) Katarzyna Sobek z Sulejówka h. Brochwicz
Children with Katarzyna Ostrogska:
with Katarzyna Tęczyńska:
Parents Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł
Prince Krzysztof Mikołaj Radziwiłł, nicknamed "Perkūnas" (Lithuanian language: Kristupas (Mikalojus) Radvila „Perkūnas“ , 1547–1603) was a Reichsfürst of the Holy Roman Empire and a member of the nobility of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
He was cup-bearer of Lithuania from 1569, Field Hetman of Lithuania from 1572, Castellan of Trakai, Deputy Chancellor of Lithuania from 1579, Voivode of Vilnius Voivodeship from 1584, Great Lithuanian Hetman from 1589, and Starost.
Krzysztof Mikołaj Radziwiłł was one of the most talented commanders in the service of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth during the wars against Muscovy and Sweden, and won the Battle of Kokenhausen. His achievements combined with his powerful Radziwiłł family backing helped him rise to his various voivode and starost offices and further increased his family's wealth.
Like his father, brother, and nephew he was an ardent Calvinist, and an adherent of the Polish Reformed Church, and defended it against the rise of the Counter-Reformation.
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