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  Sigismund II of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Death of Sigismund II Augustus at Knyszyn", oil on canvas by Jan Matejko, 1886, National Museum in Warsaw.
Tenacity and patience, the characteristics of all the Jagiellos, he possessed in a high degree, and he added to them a supple dexterity and a diplomatic finesse which he may have inherited from his Italian mother.
Sigismund II died at his beloved Knyszyn on July 6, 1572, at the age of 52.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sigismund_II_of_Poland   (927 words)

 Knyszyn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Knyszyn is a town in north-eastern (A republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II) Poland.
Situated in the (additional info and facts about Podlasie Voivodship) Podlasie Voivodship (since 1999), previously in (additional info and facts about Bialystok Voivodship) Bialystok Voivodship (1975-1998).
The place of death of the king Sigismund II of Poland, one of his favourite residence.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/kn/knyszyn.htm   (133 words)

The oldest wooden synagogue was destroyed in the town fire in 1915.
A number of young people from Grodno who had gone to Bialystok left that ghetto for the forest, in August, 1943, and operated in the Knyszyn and Jasionowka areas under the name, "White Furs," mainly taking revenge on local peasants who had collaborated with the Germans.
According to Ms Weiner, Knyszyn death records are available in the Urzad Stanu Cywilnego (local town halls in Poland generally holding documents less than 100 years old) for 1882-4; 1891-3; 1895; 1897-1898; 1900-1; 1906-9; 1911; 1914 and marriage records for 1889; 1894; 1897; 1899-1900; 1905; 1907-9; 1913-14; 1931-2; 1937.
www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org /Knyszyn/knyszynshtetlinkspg.htm   (661 words)

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