Looking for their place under the sun: Lithuanian refugees in the West and East
Rimvydas Petrauskas ldkistorija.lt
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
What were the first immigrants running away from? In 1268 Lithuanian noble Šiukšta (nobilis Suxe) was baptized with the name of Nicholas in Riga. He took an oath of vassal dependence to the local archbishop, and gave him his patrimonial holdings in Nalšia and received them back from the archbishop as a feudal fief. At the time Lithuania was dealing with internal conflicts after the killing of King Mindaugas.