Jan Vaiduta ( 1365 , Dorogochin - 1402 , Krakow ) - Lithuanian prince and priest. The son of the prince of Dorogochinsky Butovt , who fled from Lithuania to Prussia and the Czech Republic in 1365 , and the grandson of the Prince of Trok, Keistut .
|Predecessor||Stanislav iz Skalbmezha|
|Successor||Mikolay from Gorzhkov|
In February 1381, the 16-year-old Vaiduta Butovtovich fled from Lithuania to the Prussian possession of the Teutonic Order , from where he moved to the court of Czech King Wenceslas IV of Luxembourg .
In Prague, Vaiduta received Catholic baptism and received a new name - Jan. Most likely, after baptism, he began to study at the university , probably at the faculty of theology . Perhaps he also took the priesthood.
Since 1389, Jan Vaiduta is mentioned in the sources as a bush (curator) of Krakow . It is believed that he received church posts in Krakow and Sandomierz with the support of his relative, King of Poland Vladislav Jagello . In 1401, Jan Wajduta became the second rector of the University of Krakow .
In the spring of 1402, Jan Wajduta passed away and was buried in the Krakow Cathedral.
- Tęgowski J. Pierwsze pokolenia Giedyminowiczów. - Wydawnictwo Historyczne: Poznań - Wrocław, 1999 .-- ISBN 83-913563-1-0 . - S. 205-206.