Uliana Olshanska was born circa 1380 to Ivan Olgimuntovich Olshansky (c1340-1402) and Agrippina of Smolensk (c1355-c1410) and died circa 1448 of unspecified causes. She married Ivan Mstislavovich Karachevsky (c1370-c1417) 1418 JL .
Her first husband was Ivan Karachevsky . German chronicle of Johann von Posilge and Polish historian Jan Długosz asserted that Ivan was murdered so that widowed Uliana could marry Vytautas. Most likely she was an Eastern Orthodox who converted to Catholicism in order to marry Vytautas.
After the death of his wife Anna on July 31, 1418, Vytautas wished to marry Uliana, daughter of one of his closest allies Ivan Olshansky. However, Anna was sister with Agripina, wife of Ivan and mother of Uliana. That made Vytautas uncle-in-law of Uliana. Piotr Krakowczyk, Bishop of Vilnius, refused to perform the wedding ceremony due to this relationship and demanded they seek approval from the pope. Jan Kropidło, Bishop of Włocławek, performed the ceremony before Christmas 1418 and, eventually, Vytautas obtained a matrimonial dispensation from Pope Martin V.
It appears that the marriage was a loving one, but they had no children. Vytautas died in October 1430 and Uliana's further life is unknown.
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|Offspring of Uliana Olshanska and Ivan Mstislavovich Karachevsky (c1370-c1417)|
|Mikhail Ivanovich Khotetovsky|
|Sofia Ivanovna Karachevska|
Uliana Ivanovna Olshanska (1375-c1448)
OlshanskiDied: After 1430
| Grand Duchess of Lithuania
Elisabeth of Austria
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