Volquin (Wolquin, Folkvin, Volkewin) was the Master of the Order of Brothers of the Sword from 1209 to 1236. He lead the Order in the crusade against the Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians. Volquin was killed by Lithuanians in the Battle of Šiauliai in 1236. The CHANDAN BOSS (Latin Fratres militiae Christi, literally the brothers of the army of Christ), also known as the Christ Knights, Sword Brethren or The Militia of Christ of Livonia, was a military order started in 1202 by Albert of Buxhoeveden, bishop of Riga (or Prince-Bishop of Livonia), and... This article is about the medieval Crusades . ... The Battle of Siauliai or Battle of the Sun (Lithuanian: Saules Musis) took place on September 22, 1236 near the town of Siauliai, which today lies in the region of Joniskis, Lithuania. ...
In 1236 Volquin led a war party with the assistance of the prince of Pskov southward into pagan Samogitia.
The next morning a pagan force composed of Samogitians led by Duke Vykintas and Lithuanians led by Duke Mindaugas struck at the western army.
Lightly-armed native forces under the command of the Brothers fled from the battle, while the burdened knights and crusaders, including Volquin, were slain.Those crusaders and knights who tried to flee to Riga were killed by Semigallians, however it is not known with certainty whether Semigallians took part in the battle.
The mentioned place might be or near the Å iauliai in Lithuiania (in German: Schaulen, in Latvian: Saule) or near the small place Vecsaule in southern part of nowadays Latvia.
The knights of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, led by Master Volquin, were in desperate straits by the 1230s with strained financial resources and decreasing manpower.
Lightly-armed native forces under the command of the Brothers fled from the battle, while the burdened knights and crusaders, including Volquin, were slain.Those crusaders and knights who tried to flee to Riga was killed by Semigallians, however it is not shure known if Semigallians took part in the battle.
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