Famous Polish Historical Personalities

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Jadwiga of Poland
(Queen of Poland (1384-1399))

Jadwiga of Poland
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Birthdate: 1373 AD
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: July 17, 1399

Jadwiga of Poland reigned over the Kingdom of Poland as its first female monarch from 1384 until her death in 1399. Regarded as one of Poland's greatest rulers, Jadwiga is often compared to Casimir the Great and Bolesław the Brave. Also remembered for her charitable activities, Jadwiga of Poland established new schools, hospitals, and churches.

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Marie Leszczyńska
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Birthdate: June 23, 1703
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trzebnica, Poland
Died: June 24, 1768

Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
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Birthdate: October 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubsko, Poland
Died: April 11, 1921
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Sigismund III Vasa
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Birthdate: June 20, 1566
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gripsholm Castle
Died: April 30, 1632

Sigismund III Vasa was the elder son of Swedish king John III Vasa. As the king of Poland and Sweden, he not only enjoyed prosperity but also tried to unite the two states, although he ended up creating conflicts between them. His lust for power also resulted in the Zebrzydowski Rebellion.

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Stanisław August Poniatowski
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Birthdate: January 17, 1732
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voŭčyn, Belarus
Died: February 12, 1798

Stanisław August Poniatowski reigned as the King of Poland from 1764 to 1795. He is best remembered as the last ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Poniatowski made several attempts to reform and strengthen the ailing Commonwealth, which proved to be difficult due to several external and internal oppositions. He is often criticized for his failure to prevent the partitions.

Władysław IV Vasa
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Birthdate: June 9, 1595
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Łobzów, Poland
Died: May 20, 1648

Casimir III the Great
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Birthdate: April 30, 1310
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kowal, Poland
Died: November 5, 1370
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Jogaila
(King)

Jogaila
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Birthdate: 1362 AD
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: June 1, 1434

Sigismund II Augustus
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Birthdate: August 1, 1520
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kraków
Died: July 7, 1572

Augustus III of Poland
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Birthdate: October 17, 1696
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: October 5, 1763

Władysław III of Poland
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Birthdate: October 31, 1424
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: November 10, 1444

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Anna Jagiellon
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Birthdate: October 18, 1523
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: September 9, 1596

Casimir IV Jagiellon
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Birthdate: November 30, 1427
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: June 7, 1492

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Sigismund I the Old
(King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania)

Sigismund I the Old
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Birthdate: January 1, 1467
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kozienice, Poland
Died: April 1, 1548

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Bona Sforza
(Queen of Poland Grand Duchess of Lithuania (18 April 1518 – 1 April 1548))

Bona Sforza
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Birthdate: February 2, 1494
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigevano, Italy
Died: November 19, 1557

An ideal elite Renaissance woman, Bona Sforza was the queen of Poland and the wife of Sigismund I the Old. She is remembered for her fiery resistance to the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, when he suggested Bona be planted as a Habsburg spy to counter the Jagiellonian dynasty.

Stanisław I Leszczyński
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Birthdate: October 20, 1677
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: February 23, 1766

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Bolesław I the Brave
(Duke of Poland)

Bolesław I the Brave
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Birthdate: 0967 AD
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: June 11, 1025

John II Casimir Vasa
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Birthdate: March 22, 1609
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: December 16, 1672

Ladislaus I of Hungary
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Birthdate: June 27, 1046
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: July 29, 1095

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Wenceslaus III of Bohemia
(King of Hungary and Croatia (1301 - 1305), King of Bohemia and Poland (1305 - 1306))

Wenceslaus III of Bohemia
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Birthdate: October 6, 1289
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague
Died: August 4, 1306

Maria Clementina Sobieska
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Birthdate: July 18, 1702
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oława, Poland
Died: January 18, 1735

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Mieszko I of Poland
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Birthdate: 0930 AD
Birthplace: Poland
Died: May 25, 0992

Vladislaus II of Hungary
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Birthdate: March 1, 1456
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: March 13, 1516

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Mieszko II Lambert
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Birthdate: 0990 AD
Died: May 10, 1034

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Barbara Radziwill
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Birthdate: December 6, 1520
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: May 8, 1551

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Bolesław II the Generous
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Birthdate: 1042 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Poland
Died: April 3, 1082

Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki
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Birthdate: July 31, 1640
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bilyi Kamin', Ukraine
Died: November 10, 1673

Casimir I the Restorer
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Birthdate: July 25, 1016
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: November 28, 1058

Marie Louise Gonzaga
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Birthdate: August 18, 1611
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevers, France
Died: May 10, 1667

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Cymburgis of Masovia
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Birthdate: 1394 AD
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: September 28, 1429

Part of the Piast dynasty, Cymburgis of Masovia was a Polish princess who became the duchess of Austria by virtue of her marriage to Ernest the Iron of the Habsburg dynasty. Though the marriage was initially not approved by the Habsburg House, it was a happy one.

Constance of Austria
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Birthdate: December 24, 1588
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: July 10, 1631

Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland
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Birthdate: August 16, 1573
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: February 10, 1598

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Sophia of Halshany
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Birthdate: 1405 AD
Birthplace: Lithuania
Died: September 21, 1461

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John I Albert
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Birthdate: December 27, 1459
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: June 17, 1501

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Catherine Jagiellon
(Queen regnant)

Catherine Jagiellon
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Birthdate: November 1, 1526
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: September 16, 1583

Władysław I Łokietek
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Birthdate: November 1, 1526, 1260
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poland
Died: March 2, 1333

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Casimir II the Just
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Birthdate: 1138 AD
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: May 5, 1194

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Barbara Zápolya
(Queen of Poland Grand Duchess of Lithuania)

Barbara Zápolya
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Birthdate: 1495 AD
Birthplace: Trenčín, Slovakia
Died: October 2, 1515

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Zbyslava of Kiev
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Birthdate: 1085 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1114 AD

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Grzymislawa of Luck
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Birthdate: 1185 AD
Birthplace: Poland
Died: November 8, 1258