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  Casimir IV - LoveToKnow 1911
The cause of this long interregnum was the disinclination of the Lithuanians to part with their prince till their outstanding differences with Poland, relating chiefly to the delimitation of the frontiers of the two states, had been settled.
He was without doubt one of the greatest statesmen of his age, concealing beneath a simple exterior and homely habits a profound political sagacity and an unerring common-sense, and possessing in a high degree those useful qualities of patience, moderation, and tenacity, which characterized nearly all the princes of the house of Jagiello.
Casimir was to be a leading factor in this combination, and he took advantage of it to procure the election of his son Wladislaus as king of Bohemia.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Casimir
Prince of Poland, born in the royal palace at Cracow, 3 October, 1458; died at the court of Grodno, 4 March, 1484.
Casimir's elder brother, Wladislaus, became King of Bohemia in 1471, and King of Hungary in 1490.
Casimir was placed in the care of this scholar at the age nine, and even then he was remarkable for his ardent piety.
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 Casimir III
Casimir III, called The Great, King of Poland, the son of Wladislaus Lokietek, king of Poland, and Jadwiga, princess of Kalisch, was born at Kowal in Kujavia in 1310.
Casimir belongs to that remarkable group of late medieval sovereigns who may be called the fathers of modern diplomacy, inasmuch as they relegated warfare to its proper place as the instrument of politics, and preferred the council-chamber to the battle-field.
Casimir's last political act was the conclusion of a fresh alliance with Louis of Hungary against Charles IV at Buda in 1369.
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  Saints - Casimir of Poland
Prince of Poland, born in the royal palace at Cracow, 3 October 1458; died at the court of Grodno, 4 March, 1484.
Casimir was placed in the care of this scholar at the age nine, and even then he was remarkable for his ardent piety.
Sigismund I, King of Poland, petitioned the pope for Casimir's canonization, and Pope Leo X appointed the papal legate Zaccaria Ferreri, Bishop of Guardalfiera, the Archbishop of Gnesen, and the Bishop of Przemysl to investigate the life and miracles of Casimir.
www.scborromeo.org /saints/casimir.htm   (734 words)

  
 Poland
The Republic of Poland (alternative Commonwealth of Poland) is a country located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast Exclave) to the north.
Poland's first historically documented ruler, Mieszko I, was baptized in 966, adopting Catholic Christianity as the country's new official religion, to which the bulk of the population converted in the course of the next century.
The principal ports and harbours are: Port of Gdańsk, Port of Gdynia, Port of Szczecin, Port of Swinoujscie, Port of Ustka, Port of Kolobrzeg, Gliwice, Warsaw, Wroclaw.
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 Poland:
Poland became a kingdom in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a long association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by uniting to form the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Poland's first historically documented ruler, Mieszko I, was baptized in 966, adopting Catholic Christianity as the nation's new official religion, to which the bulk of the population converted in the course of the next centuries.
Poland was also a centre of migration of peoples and the Jewish community began to settle and flourish in Poland during this era (see History of the Jews in Poland).
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John II Casimir (Polish: Jan II Kazimierz), known in German as Johann Kasimir (March 22, 1609 – December 6, 1672), was King and Grand Duke of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and Duke of Opole in Silesia.
Poland and Sweden were also on opposite sides in the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), although in that war Poland for the most part avoided taking part in any major military actions.
In 1660 John II Casimir was forced to renounce his claim to the Swedish throne and acknowledge Swedish sovereignty over Livonia and the city of Riga.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=John_II_Casimir_of_Poland   (1062 words)

  
 Domestic-Church.Com:Saint Profile: Saint Casimir
Saint Casimir is the patron of Poland and an example of purity to youth.
Saint Casimir was the third among the thirteen children of Casimir III, King of Poland and Elizabeth of Austria.
Casimir and his brothers were extremely fond of their teacher and begged him never to leave them for any other position.
www.domestic-church.com /CONTENT.DCC/19980301/SAINTS/STCASIMR.HTM   (1295 words)

  
 SAINT CASIMIR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When Casimir was fifteen, his father placed him in nominal command of an army and sent him to Hungary, where dissension among the Hungarian noblemen led the elder Casimir to believe he could force a Polish ruler on that country.
Casimir had no further part in his country's affairs until he was twenty-one, when he began a four-year rule of Poland while his father was absent on affairs of state in Lithuania.
Today Casimir is the national patron of Poland and Lithuania and, because of his firmly kept purity, he is especially honored in these countries as a model for youth.
www.stfrancisvernon.org /casimir.htm   (480 words)

  
 Casimir I of Poland - Biocrawler
Casimir I, the Restorer (Polish: Kazimierz I Odnowiciel) (1015-1058), duke of Poland, was the son of Mieszko II of Poland and Rixa von Lothringen.
Casimir married Dobronega (Maria) of Kyiv and they had two children: Boleslaus II, King of Poland and Ladislaus Herman, duke of Poland.
In 1046 the emperor Henry held royal/imperial courts at Merseburg and Meissen, where he ended the strife between the Dux Bomeraniorum (Pomerania), the duke Bratislaw of Bohemia and Casimir I of Poland.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Casimir_I_of_Poland   (118 words)

  
 Polish History - Part 1
Poland of the 10th through 12th centuries, as many other states of the early Middle Ages, was a monarchy treated by the ruler as a dynastic property and heritage--a patriarchy.
Casimir returned to Poland with German assistance, rebuilt the state and became known as the Restorer, but he did not attempt to shed the dependence on the Empire.
Casimir's son, Boleslaus II, the Bold (1054-1079,) reconstituted the Church Metropolis and, as a result of numerous battle victories, reached for the crown in 1076.
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 Short History of Poland
In prehistoric times, the territory within Poland’s current borders was inhabited by a number of Slavic tribes; Poland’s name Polska derives from that of the Polanie tribe which dwelt in the area centered on Poznan and, it time, united the other tribes under their leadership.
Poland’s army won many battles but the struggles were bitter and lasted for months resulting in the devastation of towns and villages.
Poland, with her traditions of tolerance and freedom, was considered politically dangerous.
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 Hungarian Saints -- Casimir
ST CASIMIR OF POLAND (A.D. ST CASIMIR, to whom the Poles gave the title of "The Peace-maker", was the third of the thirteen children of Casimir IV, King of Poland, and of Elizabeth of Austria, daughter of the Emperor Albert II.
Casimir was the second son; he and his two brothers, Ladislaus and John, had as their tutor John Dlugosz, the historian, a canon of Cracow and a man of extraordinary learning and piety.
Casimir is sometimes referred to as king of Poland and Hungary, though he never occupied the throne of either country.
www.katolikus.hu /hun-saints/casimir.html   (879 words)

  
 St Casimir
St Casimir was the third among the thirteen children of Casimir III, King of Poland, and of Elizabeth of Austria, daughter to the Emperor Albert II, a most virtuous woman, who died in 1505.
Casimir and the other princes were so affectionately attached to the holy man, who was their preceptor, that they could not bear to be separated from him.
Casimir is the patron of Poland and several other places, and is proposed to youth as a particular pattern of purity.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/CASIMIR.htm   (1525 words)

  
 Poland at AllExperts
It is bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.
Poland began to form into a recognizable unitary and territorial entity around the middle of the 10th century under the Piast dynasty.
Poland enjoys a temperate climate, with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters and mild summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.
en.allexperts.com /e/p/po/poland.htm   (3486 words)

  
 History of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Casimir was a king of all the people, called "King of the Peasants" for his attempt to secure the authority of royal courts over aristocratic abuses and to codify Polish law.
It is said that "he found Poland built of wood and left her built of stone." His ambitious projects ringed the country with fortifications.
This was truly the cultural and political zenith of old Poland but, alas, shadows darkened the horizon and the spirit of rebirth that brightened this period was destined not to last.
www.poland-embassy.si /eng/poland/history2.htm   (1624 words)

  
 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : March 04, 2006 : Casimir of Poland
Casimir was born in 1458 and was the son of the King of Poland.
Casimir, to whom the Poles gave the title of "The Peace-maker", was the third of the thirteen children of Casimir IV, King of Poland, and of Elizabeth of Austria, daughter of the Emperor Albert II.
St Casimir's austerities did nothing to help the lung trouble from which he suffered, and he died at the age of twentythree in 1484 and was buried at Vilna, where his relics still rest in the church of St Stanislaus.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2006-03-04   (973 words)

  
 Kolomyia Information
In 1340 it was annexed to Poland by king Casimir III, together with the rest of the region of Red Ruthenia.
In 1443, a year before his death, king Wladislaus II of Poland granted the city with yet another privilege which allowed the burghers to trade with salt, one of the most precious minerals of the Middle Ages.
In the effect of the Partitions of Poland of 1772, Kołomyja was annexed by Austria.
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 Casimir
Casimir was regarded as heir and was prepared for the kingship by Jaroslaw after the death of Casimirs elder brother.
This marriage was diplomatically beneficial for the Poland because Hungary at that time was one of the great powers in central Europe and Poland needed strong ally for the sake of their country.
In 1364 in Krakow, Casimir was asked to arbitrate a quarrel between the Emperor of Holy Roman and Louis of Hungary.
econc10.bu.edu /economic_systems/NatIdentity/EE/Poland/Casimir.html   (1010 words)

  
 St. Casimir
When Casimir was approximately 16 or 17 years old, he began traveling with his father through their realm, attending diets, meetings of the State Council, and receptions of representatives of foreign countries, in order to gain experience in affairs of state.
When his father returned to Poland, Casimir and his mother remained in Gardinas in the winter of 1483-84, where his health was rapidly deteriorating and where he died on March 4.
To Lithuanians St. Casimir is, in the words of the German writer and thinker Hermann Hesse, "the kind of man I am seeking and one that I would wish to meet up with: one who is equally likeable in company, as well as in solitude; one who is equally effective in action as in contemplation".
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 Saint Casimir, Prince of Poland
A.D. ST CASIMIR was the third among the thirteen children of Casimir III, King of Poland, and of Elizabeth of Austria, daughter to the Emperor Albert II, a most virtuous woman, who died in 1505.
Casimir and the other princes were so affectionately attached to the holy man, who was their preceptor, that they could not bear to be separated from him.
Casimir is the patron of Poland and several other places, and is proposed to youth as a particular pattern of purity.
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 Casimir Pulaski - Polish and American Hero - Polskiinternet.com
Casimir (Kazimierz) Pulaski was born on March 4, 1745 in Warka Winiary, Poland.
In the bitter fighting, his father and brothers were killed, Casimir was arrested and condemned to death for his part in the revolt, and escaped.
The 2-cent stamp was released to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Casimir Pulaski, who was mortally wounded in the siege of Savannah.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Casimir of Poland
Hungarian nobles prevailed upon Casimir's father to send his 15-year-old son to be their king; Casimir obeyed, taking the crown, but refusing to exercise power.
Casimir returned home, and was a conscientious objector from that time on.
He always preferred to be counted among the meek and poor of spirit, among those who are promised the kingdom of heaven, rather than among the famous and powerful men of this world.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintc12.htm   (348 words)

  
 Funk Casimir - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Funk, Casimir (1884-1967), Polish-born American biochemist, born in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire.
Since the introduction in 1912 of the term vitamine by the Polish biochemist Casimir Funk, a large number of vitamins have been isolated and their...
Casimir was one of the four sons of Boleslav III, Duke of Poland, among whom...
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 Casimir Pulaski Biography (Soldier/Revolutionary War Figure) — Infoplease.com
Casimir Pulaski was a Polish military officer who fought on the side of the American colonists against the British in the Revolutionary War.
When Poland was partitioned by Prussians and Austrians, Pulaski fled to Paris, where he met Benjamin Franklin (1776).
Casimir Pulaski - Pulaski, Casimir Pulaski, Casimir, Pol.
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 Jadwiga of Poland at AllExperts
In Poland, however, the lords of Lesser Poland (Poland's virtual rulers) did not want to continue the personal union with Hungary, nor to accept Mary's fiancé Sigismund as regent, whom they expelled from the country.
Emperor Sigismund himself was an heir of Casimir III, as eldest son of his mother Elisabeth of Pomerania, who was since 1377 the only surviving child of Elisabeth of Poland, herself the younger but only progenited daughter of Casimir III from his first marriage with Gediminaitis Aldona of Lithuania.
Despite widespread veneration for Jadwiga in Poland, it was only on June 8, 1979, that Pope John Paul II prayed at her sarcophagus; and the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments officially affirmed her beatification on August 8, 1986.
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 Kievan Rus Database (Poland)
Cherven-Russia was a borderland between Poland and Russia in Yaroslav's time, in the northwestern part of Volynia and in Galicia.
Yaroslav helped Casimir to restore Poland (which was in a state of decline).
Either Poland, which showed a clear tendency to expand eastwards, would assimilate the Eastern Slav territory of Galich, Volyn and the Drevlyane, or Rus would succeed in gathering around her all the Eastern Slav lands and retain them.
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 uExpress.com: Tell Me A Story by Amy Friedman and Jillian Gilliland -- (10/31/1999) adapted by Amy Friedman and ...
Casimir could do nothing to stop this, but he was kindhearted, and so when he was old enough, he left his family's home.
Casimir grew to manhood, and though he was lonely, he was too kind and generous to venture out into the world for fear he might hurt those he saw.
Before long Casimir was happier than he had ever been, and it seemed the power of his evil eye had vanished.
www.uexpress.com /tellmeastory/?uc_full_date=19991031   (991 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Casimir   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The son of John Casimir, count palatine of Zweibrücken, he brought the house of Wittelsbach to the Swedish throne when his cousin, Queen Christina, abdicated in his favor.
Ulászló II, c.1456-1516, king of Hungary (1490-1516) and, as Ladislaus II, king of Bohemia (1471-1516); son of Casimir IV of Poland.
The son of Prince Bernhard Casimir of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Bernhard married the Dutch crown princess Juliana in 1937 and took Dutch citizenship.
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