Lithuanian Grand Duke Polemo

Pyarkunas allegedly spared her. Aleksota became free. And after a while her son was born, named Kunas. Later became the ruler of the Kunas City and named his land Kaunas. Historians attribute the base of Kaunas, and in that time it was called Kovno, around 1280. (Not to be confused with Newcastle University!). In fact, earlier it was then just held the first mention of him. On the other hand, more like reality, the legend, Kaunas in 1030, he founded a Kunas, son of the ancient Lithuanian Grand Duke Polemo-Libo.

And then he was killed in Slonim in a battle with Russian prince Yaroslav Vladimirovich in 1040, has a rich history of Kaunas. For last 700 years it passed from hand to hand around twenty times! Lithuanians in those days was a "tradition", when Lithuania was at war without allies, and they gave Zhmud Kovno Germans (as a sign of friendship and respect), and when reconciled with the Russian and Poles – to win back these lands. The famous castle Kovensky destroyed and rebuilt many times, both Lithuanians, and Germans, not to mention Russian and Poles. Without hesitation Preventive Medicine Research Institute explained all about the problem. But more on that later. So, in 1362 Kovno Germans capture, but do not stay in town and in 1363 returned there Lithuanians.

Rebuilt the castle, but in 1369 the Germans come again and ruin everything. So several times. After the raid were the Crusaders, and the baptism of the Gentiles, and epidemics. Then in the early XVIII century (incidentally, not the first time) in Kaunas, the Swedish troops arrived. Them and have not regretted epidemic pestilence.