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King of Hungary (1342-82) and of Poland (1370-82).
(1566-1632), king of Poland (1587-1632) and, as Sigismund I, of Sweden (1592-99).
King of Poland (1587-1632) and king of Sweden (1592-1599; crowned 1594).
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 John III Sobieski, King of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jan was born in 1629 at Olesko, Poland to Jakub (James) Sobieski (1580-1646), Voivod of Ruthenian Voivodship and Castellan of Kraków and Zofia Teofillia (Daniłowicz), granddaughter of Hetman Stanislaw Zolkiewski.
After a distinguished military career, and following the death of King Jan II Kazimierz's successor, Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki, John Sobieski was elected by the szlachta (nobility) as king of Poland on May 21, 1674 and was crowned on February 2, 1676.
King John III Sobieski, nicknamed by the Turks the "Lion of Lechistan", and the last great king of Poland, died in Wilanów, Poland on June 17, 1696.
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 Stephen Bathory, King of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stefan Báthory (1533-1586) was a Prince of Transylvania and a King of Poland.
In 1575 he was elected King of Poland and ruled the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as Stefan Batory.
Stefan was elected to become King of Poland, after Henry III of Valois fled Poland to become King of France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stephen_Bathory,_King_of_Poland   (449 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Poland revolted from the empire, and the Polish Church began a reform in accordance with Gregory's decrees.
The Church of Poland took part, it is true, in the Synod of Constance, at which Hus was burnt, but had not the strength to oppose effectively the reactionary tendency of the nobility, which sought to use heresy as a counterpoise to the influence of the Church.
King Sigismund I the Old (1506-48), a zealous Catholic, was opposed to a reformation of that nature; he issued rigorous edicts against the preaching of the new doctrines and the introduction of heretical writings (1523, 1526).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12181a.htm   (17027 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - John II, king of Poland (Polish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John II (John Casimir), 1609–72, king of Poland (1648–68), son of Sigismund III.
In 1655, Charles X of Sweden nearly overran Poland and was checked only by the successful Polish defense of Czestochowa, which inspired the Poles to renewed resistance.
The king and his French consort, Louise Marie de Gonzague (widow of Ladislaus IV), were childless; their efforts to nominate a successor evoked several rebellions of the nobles.
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 Stanislaus I Leszczyński, King of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stanisław I Leszczyński (October 20, 1677–February 23, 1766) was the King of Poland and Duke of Lorraine.
Nevertheless, with the assistance of a bribing fund and an army corps, the Swedes succeeded in procuring his election by a scratch assembly of half a dozen castellans and a few score of gentlemen on July 2, 1704.
The first act of the new king was to cement an alliance with Charles XII whereby Poland engaged to assist Sweden against the tsar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stanislaus_I_Leszczynski,_King_of_Poland   (908 words)

  
 John III Sobieski, King of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1668 King Jan II Kazimierz appointed John Sobieski the Great Crown Hetman and Commander-in-Chief of the Polish army.
His wife, Marie Casimire, died in 1716 in Blois, France and her body was returned to Poland.
King John III was succeeded by Augustus II, elector of Saxony who stayed in power primarily because of Russian support.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_III_of_Poland   (853 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Stephen Bathory, King of Poland
Casimir I on Jan Matejkos painting 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.
Bolesław IV Kędzierzawy Boleslaus IV the Curly (Polish: Bolesław Kędzierzawy) - high-duke of Poland (1146-1173) Born: 1120 Poland Died: 1173 Poland Parents: Boleslaus III the Wrymouth, duke of Poland, and Salome von Berg-Schelklingen, daughter of Henry duke of Berg Married to: Russian pricess Wierzchoslawa...
Wenceslaus III Premyslid (Czech and Slovak Václav, Hungarian Vencel, Polish Wacław), (October 6, 1289 – August 4, 1306) was the king of Hungary (1301 - 1305) and king of Bohemia (1305 - 1306).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Stephen-Bathory,-King-of-Poland   (3954 words)

  
 List of Polish rulers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Poland was ruled by dukes (c.962-1025, 1032-1076, 1079-1295, 1296-1300 and 1306-1320) and kings (1025-1032, 1076-1079, 1295-1296, 1300-1305 and 1320-1795).
Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (1291-1305) King of Poland 1300-1305
House of Vasa Kings of Sweden and Poland (1587 - 1668):
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/list_of_polish_rulers   (357 words)

  
 Last King of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The last king of Poland owed his throne largely to his youthful romance with the future Catherine the Great of Russia.
He transformed the mood of his country and brought it to a new phase of reform and independence, culminating in the passing of the constitution in 1791, hailed in Britain, France and the United States as one of the greatest events of the century.
Poland's neighbours, however, viewed this beacon of liberty in their midst with alarm, and as they invaded and partitioned it, Stanisław was obliged to watch the destruction of his life's work, and ultimately forced to abdicate, a broken man, deceived and disillusioned.
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 ipedia.com: August II of Poland Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
King August II The Strong was an influential Polish nobleman and monarch.
King August II The Strong (Polish August II Mocny) (May 12, 1670 - February 1, 1733) was an influential Polish nobleman and monarch.
Following the death of the Polish king John III Sobieski, August converted to Catholicism and was elected king of Poland in 1697 with help and support of Russia and Austria.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: John Sobieski
This gave Poland breathing space, and Sobieski became a national hero, so that, King Michael dying at that time, he was unanimously elected king in 1674.
Their retreat was taken for flight by the Turks, who rushed forward in pursuit; the hussars turned upon them with reinforcements and charged again, when their shouts made known that the "Northern Lion" was on the field and the Turks fled, panic-stricken, with Sobieski's horsemen still in pursuit.
Leopold, displeased that the Polish king should have all the glory, condescended to visit and thank him, but treated his son James and the Polish hetmans with extreme and haughty coldness.
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 Timeline Poland
Poland was given Pomerelia and West Prussia, and the knights retained East Prussia, with a new capital at Königsberg (Kaliningrad).
1586 Stephen Bathory, King of Poland, died and was succeeded by Sigismund III.
Poland’s partition line was moved eastwards from the Vistula line to the line of the Bug.
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 Poland
, king of Poland (1434–44) and, as Uladislaus I, king of Hungary (1440–44)
Augustus II, king of Poland (1697–1733) and, as Frederick Augustus I, elector of Saxony (1694–1733)
, king of Poland (1704–09, 1733–35) and duke of Lorraine (1735–66)
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0775515.html   (214 words)

  
 The Titles of the King of Poland
Formally, Poland and Lithuania were to be distinct, equal components of the federation, each retaining its own army, treasury, civil administration, and laws; the two nations agreed to cooperate with each other on foreign policy and to participate in a joint Diet.
In 1815, by the decision of the Congress of Vienna, the Duchy of Warsaw, with the exception of Crakow that became a city-state, was divided between the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia.
In 1295, Premislas II (+1296), Duke of Greater Poland and Pomerania, was crowned King, and, restored the title of King in Poland.
www.geocities.com /eurprin/poland.html   (2778 words)

  
 Ladislaus III, king of Poland
Ladislaus III, 1424–44, king of Poland (1434–44) and, as Uladislaus I, king of Hungary (1440–44), son of Ladislaus II.
Casimir IV - Casimir IV, 1427–92, king of Poland (1447–92).
Poland - Polish Royalty Mieszko I, duke of Poland (962–92), the first important member of the Piast...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0828556.html   (154 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of Courland, 1561-1641
Among these was the right, in case of a disagreement with the Duke, to directly appeal to the King of Poland.
Poland pawned it to Georg Friedrich von Brandenburg (who had privided the loan with which Denmark had been paid off); only in 1717 did it revert to Polish administration.
Courland was Lutheran (as opposed to Catholic Poland); in Courland the German minority dominated political and cultural life; German and Latin were the languages used by administration, jurisdiction and education.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/eceurope/courland15611641.html   (488 words)

  
 John III, king of Poland
John III (John Sobieski), 1624–96, king of Poland (1674–96), champion of Christian Europe against the Ottomans.
He defeated (1673) the Ottomans at Khotin shortly after the death of King Michael, and in 1674 he was elected to succeed Michael.
John's death, followed by the choice of the elector of Saxony as King Augustus II of Poland, marked the virtual end of Polish independence.
www.infoplease.com /ce5/CE027075.html   (354 words)

  
 Who's Who in 16th century France
Henri III, 1551-89, was elected king of Poland in 1573 but returned to France in 1574 to succeed his brother Charles IX.
Having procured the murder of Guise (1588), the king was faced with a revolt of the League and was expelled from Paris.
The wife of King Henri II, daughter of the Florentine ducal family, and niece of Pope Leo X, three of Catherine's four sons came successively to the throne of France after the premature death of their father in a tournament accident (François II, Charles IX, Henri III).
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 Ladislaus II, king of Poland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
), 1350?–1434, king of Poland (1386–1434), grand duke of Lithuania (1378–1401), founder of the Jagiello dynasty.
Leaguing with Poland against the menacing Teutonic Knights, he acceded to the Polish throne by marrying Queen Jadwiga.
The union of Poland and Lithuania continued after he delegated (1401) a cousin as grand duke.
www.aol.bartleby.com /65/la/Ladisl2Pol.html   (155 words)

  
 Which Swedish King was born in prison and died as King of Poland?
Which Swedish King was born in prison and died as King of Poland?
It appears to be Sigismund III of Poland, born the son of John III of Sweden.
He ruled in Poland as Zygmunt III Waza, from 1587 to 1632, and in Sweden where he was known as Sigismund Vasa, from 1592 to 1599.
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 "A Letter to the King of Poland," by William Penn, 1677   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Actions of justice, mercy, and truth are worthy of all men; but in a mostexcellent manner, of the serious consideration of kings and princes.
Be not thou less noble than they: consider how quietly and comfortably our Friends live under other governments.And indeed, we conceive it to be the prudence of the kings and states of the world.
In 1684, two letter from them were read at the yearly meeting in London, describing their strait bondage in the house of correction, under extreme hard usage and cruelty, being chained together two and two by the hands, fed only with bread and water, and forced to lie upon straw through the severe winter."
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 Jan Sobieski III, King of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jan Sobieski III, King of Poland in the late seventeenth century, was the grandfather of Princess Clementina Sobieska who, in 1719, married Prince James Stuart, the 'Old Pretender'.
The Sobieski Hours, produced in France for Margaret of Burgundy in the early fifteenth century, was rebound for Jan Sobieski.
On the death in 1807 of his great-grandson, Prince Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal York (the last of the Stuarts in the male line), the manuscript was bequeathed to George IV The Royal Collection © 2004 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page3151.asp   (88 words)

  
 I41575: Sigismund III (of Sweden) King of POLAND (20 Jun 1566 - 30 Apr 1632)
I41575: Sigismund III (of Sweden) King of POLAND (20 Jun 1566 - 30 Apr 1632)
--Sigismund III (of Sweden) King of POLAND
_Sigismund I the Elder King of POLAND _
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 The letter of the King of Poland to His Excellency, the Marquess de Grana (in MARION)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The letter of the King of Poland to His Excellency, the Marquess de Grana (in MARION)
The letter of the King of Poland to His Excellency, the Marquess de Grana
The letter of the King of Poland to His Excellency, the Marquess de Grana microform : from the Turkish camp in the visiers tent at Vienna, the 13 of September 1683...
js-catalog.cpl.org /MARION/ADC-0119   (103 words)

  
 The Webtender: King of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
First the scotch goes in, then the lemon juice, then the crushed ice, then topped off with the vodka.
Served to the hardcore drinkers in bars in Warsaw, Poland.
Not meant to be sipped like your everyday cocktail drink, but drank fast like a shot.
www.webtender.com /db/drink/4811   (80 words)

  
 Articles - John III Sobieski, King of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Articles - John III Sobieski, King of Poland
Cell phone tracking aids law enforcement (The Journal News)
Calypso Wireless has partnered with an Italian company to carry out a demo of VoIP over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) utilizing a GSM-GPRS cell phone.
www.gaple.com /articles/John_III_Sobieski,_King_of_Poland   (886 words)

  
 Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64 June 7 in History
Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64 June 7 in History
Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64
If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
www.brainyhistory.com /events/1492/june_7_1492_32997.html   (45 words)

  
 Tree: Kazimierz III (King) of POLAND
-- Kazimierz II of PIAST (King) of POLAND +
-- Boleslaw `the Pious' PIAST (King) of POLAND
-- Bela IV ARPAD (King) of HUNGARY +
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