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  Piast dynasty - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370.
The branches of the Piasts continued to rule Polish splinter duchies in Masovia until 1526 and Silesia until 1675.
Although the early dukes and kings considered themselves Piast's descendants, the term "Piast Dynasty" was invented in the 17th century by the historians, working for a number of rulers who governed their duchies in Silesia.
www.free-web-encyclopedia.com /?t=Piast   (199 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Jadwiga of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She was the youngest daughter of Louis the Great of the House of Capet-Anjou, King of Hungary and Poland, and of Elizabeth of Bosnia.
Both Jadwiga's mother and Louis's mother, Elizabeth Łokietkówna, were descended from the House of Piasts, the ancient native Polish dynasty.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Jadwiga-of-Poland   (5484 words)

  
 Poland -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Under Duke Mieszko I (reigned 960-92) of the Piast dynasty began (966) the conversion of Poland to Christianity.
The Piasts expanded their domains in wars against the German emperors, Hungary, Bohemia, Pomerania, Denmark, and Kiev, and in 1025 Boleslaus I (reigned 992-1025) took the title of king.
The main line of the Piast dynasty ended with the death (1370) of Casimir III, whose enlightened economic, administrative, and social policies included the protection of the Jews.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Poland_History.asp   (4078 words)

  
 PIAST 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The peasant-wheelwright Piast invited strangers to the postrzeżyny of his son.
Piast then led the Polanians to victory over the Germans.
That son was Mieszko, blind until the ceremony (as Poland was blind before Christianization), succeeded Piast as king.
www.utexas.edu /courses/polish/pol324f02/Piast_files/slide0004.htm   (60 words)

  
 European School Club
The Piasts’ struggle for independence, parting the Silesian Duchy into smaller and smaller provinces, problems of national awareness, mutual influence of cultures are just some issues and their analysis can give pupils the view of processes of creating of a state.
A term “Piasts” appeared for the first time (it is difficult to believe it now) in Silesia in XVI century.
It was a result of great attachment to a legendary founder of dynasty in leglicko-brzeski circle of Piasts, which is authenticated by a famous pictorial guide to the kings and Silesian princes in the castle in Brzeg and paintings from the mausoleum of Piasts in Legnica.
www.zso4.gliwice.pl /english/nadanieimienia/nadanie.html   (921 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Piast (Polish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the death (1370) of his son, Casimir III, the Piast dynasty ended in Poland; it was finally succeeded by the Jagiello dynasty.
Another branch of the Piasts ruled as dukes of Mazovia until 1526.
The Silesian Piasts, as vassals of Bohemia and mediate princes of the Holy Roman Empire, retained the ducal title and continued to hold the duchy of Oppeln until 1532 and the principalities of Brieg, Liegnitz, and Wohlau until their extinction in 1675.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Piast.html   (425 words)

  
 Courtly Lives - Tczew, Poland/Dirschau, Germany
There was in the Vistulan Pomerania a ducal family related to the Piasts, because of this it was thought that the Vistulan Pomeranians recognized the Piast hegomony of their own free will.
There were said to be three predecessors of Mieszko I. The Piasts all descended from a humble ploughman of the same name.
Piast was from Gniezno, and was the humble subject of Popiel.
www.angelfire.com /mi4/polcrt/Tczew.html   (1480 words)

  
 The Warsaw Voice - Travel
Poznañ, capital of the Wielkopolska region of Poland, is where the Trail of the Piasts begins, leading to sites which witnessed the rise of the Polish state in the early Middle Ages.
Its legendary founder was Piast Ko³odziej (the Wheelwright).
From Gniezno the Trail of the Piasts leads through Wielkopolska and Pa³uki to the Kujawy region, where the Polish "Pompeii" is to be found.
www2.warsawvoice.pl /old/v428/travel.html   (959 words)

  
 Louis I of Hungary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Became a king of Poland in 1370 in right of (and practically together with) his mother, sister of Casimir III of Poland who died 1370.
Louis' mother was Elizabeth, the daughter of Ladislaus the Short, and the sister of Casimir III the Great, king of Poland and the last ruler of Piast dynasty.
The Piasts did not die out in 1370, there were plenty of Piasts as princes in Silesia and in Masovia.
marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Louis_I_of_Hungary   (558 words)

  
 Silesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By the 9th century AD Silesia was exclusively inhabited by Slavic peoples: the Dziadoszanie and the Bobrzanie in the north, the Slezanie (from whom it got its name), the Opolanie, and the Golensicowie in the south.
In the 10th century the Czech dynasty of the Premyslids and the Polish dynasty of the Piasts contested the territory.
As the Silesian Piasts were prolific, the three existing principalities were subdivided again and again, until by the end of the 15th century there were no less than 16 Silesian principalities.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/Silesia/Silesia.html   (1141 words)

  
 people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the middle of the 10th century, the Piast dynasty, rulers of the Polanian tribe, adopted Christianity.
Under the rule of the last Piasts: kings Wladyslaw Lokietek (Ladislaus the Elbow-high) and Kazimierz Wielki (Casimir the Great) the majority of Polish territories were reunited.
Kazimierz Wielki had no legal heir, which spelled the end of the Piast dynasty (1370) and the Polish throne was assumed by allied relatives of the Piasts, the Hungarian Angevins (1370-1384; king Louis the Hungarian and his daughter Jadwiga).
home.btclick.com /polishembassy/info/history_in_brief/history_midages.html   (776 words)

  
 Poland - The Medieval Era
By that time, the Piasts had been parceling out the realm into ever smaller units for nearly 100 years.
This policy of division, initiated by Boleslaw II to appease separatist provinces while maintaining national unity, led to regional governance by various branches of the dynasty and to a near breakdown of cohesiveness in the face of foreign aggression.
In the fourteenth century, after a long period of instability and growing menace from without, the Polish state experienced a half century of recovery under the last monarchs of the house of Piast.
countrystudies.us /poland/4.htm   (565 words)

  
 Kingdom of the first Piasts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kingdom of the first Piasts (Regnum Poloniae) was the state formed by the Boleslaus I of Poland in 1025 during his coronation.
The inheritance rule: all sons of the King have equal rights to the throne (the stronger becomes the king).
History of the Kingdom of the first Piasts 1025-1138 (Kingdom of the first Piasts)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_the_first_Piasts   (141 words)

  
 Polish History - Part 1
The tribal rulers of the Polanie who later resided in the castle were called the Piasts, from the name of their legendary ancestor.
Throughout the 10th century, the Polanie and their Piast princes conquered and consolidated their rule over other Lecithic tribes living between the Odra and Bug Rivers, the Baltic coast and the Carpathian Mountains.
The Polanie conquered successively the Kujawianie tribe, whose main castle was in Kruszwica, the Mazowszanie tribe and their castle of Plock, the Ledzianie tribe and Sandomierz, and the Pomeranian tribe and their castles of Gdansk and Wolin.
www.poloniatoday.com /history1.htm   (1373 words)

  
 Polish culture: MUSEUM OF THE SILESIAN PIASTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The castle, built by the architects Jakub and Franciszek Parr and Bernard Niuron during the years 1530-1580 and modelled on the Krakow royal residence, Wawel, is considered one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Poland.
The castle's main gate is decorated with bas-reliefs depicting the kings, princes and family crests of the Piast dynasty, Poland's oldest ruling family.
The museum specialises in collecting artefacts related to the history of the city of Brzeg and its environs, as was as that of the Silesian Piasts and the Piast tradition in that region.
www.culture.pl /en/culture/artykuly/in_mu_piastow_slaskich_brzeg   (358 words)

  
 Silesia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
King Boleslaus III (reigned 1102–38), of the Piast dynasty, divided Poland into four hereditary duchies (of which Silesia was one) for the benefit of his sons.
The Silesian Piasts encouraged German colonization of their lands, the larger part of which became thoroughly Germanized, and in the early 14th cent.
However, the ducal title, along with several fiefs, remained with the Silesian branch of the Piast dynasty until the extinction of the line in 1675.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/Silesia.html   (1189 words)

  
 PGSA - Polish Orders of Chivalry
Mieszko I is regarded as the first official King of Poland, and the founder of the dynastic Piast kings.
The arms of the Piast family was a silver eagle borne upon a red shield.
The Piast dynasty ruled Poland from 966 until the death in the latter part of the fourteenth century of King Casimir III "The Great".
www.pgsa.org /polechiv.htm   (2521 words)

  
 Kingdom of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kingdom of Poland was the name of a number of Polish states throughout the history of that nation:
Kingdom of Poland of the first Piasts, 1025-1138 (Kingdom of the first Piasts)
Reunited Kingdom of Poland of the later Piasts, 1295-1370 (Kingdom of the later Piasts)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_Poland   (154 words)

  
 Polish culture: Museum of the First Piasts at Lednica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ruins, dating from the second half of the tenth century, are those of the early Piast fortified bishopric settlement established under Prince Mieszko the First, the ruler who introduced Christianity to Poland in 996, and include the remains of a palace, a chapel, and a church.
A division of the Museum of the First Piasts at Lednica, the Piasts Fort Archeological Reserve in Giecz preserves relics as old as those at Ostrow Lednicki, though in an inferior condition.
The local findings, including farming tools, wooden vessels, weapons, with one of Poland's two identified nosed helmets, and coins, are displayed in glass cases in the so-called Little Treasury, the building which is a copy of the historical church.
www.culture.pl /en/culture/artykuly/in_mu_piastow_lednica   (399 words)

  
 PNAF - Orders of Merit
The Royal Order of Piasts is a progressive Order of Chivalry and Merit, given by Polish Noblesse, for the betterment of the conditions of the Polish-Lithuanian Nations.
Today, the Royal Order of Piast is granted as a Merit Award to a qualified individual regardless of religion, race, sex, or national origin for cultural or humanitarian contributions made on behalf of Poland/Polonia anywhere in the world.
Cyril and Methodius were incorporated into the Royal Order of Piast to minimize the number of Orders created by the Polish Kings and continued by the Polish Nobility over a period of years.
www.pnaf.us /merit.htm   (1206 words)

  
 Silesia/Talk - Wikipedia
7) in XIV and XV century some of Piasts from Silesia were close Polish allies, were ready to join Poland, as were some cities which begged Poland for protection (telling the truth, mostly because hussite wars not nationality, but hey, i can biased too :)))).
Mieszko I was first duke of a Poland seperat from Czech (formerly Czech and Lech)Mieszko I and son Boleslaw I Chrobry (as well as later Polish rulers pledged allegiance to emperor in turn for receiving land on loan (landlien) to rule over.
In circa 1537 Brandenburg Hohenzollernrulers made an agreement with the Silesian German Piasts, that Brandenburg would inherit Silesia rule.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Silesia/Talk   (3951 words)

  
 Polish culture: Museum of the Origins of the Polish State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gniezno was the capital city of the first few of the Piast dynasty rulers of Poland, and from 1000 onwards it has been a seat of an archbishopric, too.
The Culture of the Polish Piasts is explained through an audiovisual show combining an exhibition with a multiple-screen film, music and commentary in Polish, English, German, French and Russian languages.
The Painted History of the Polish Piasts presents nineteenth century Polish paintings with Poland at the time of the Piast dynasty rule as the subject matter.
www.culture.pl /en/culture/instytucje/muzea/in_mu_gniezno   (372 words)

  
 Paradox Interactive Forums - Następcy *Mieszko* - *Piasts* Polski : The Heirs of Mieszko : The Piasts of Poland
Następcy *Mieszko* - *Piasts* Polski : The Heirs of Mieszko : The Piasts of Poland
In February 19th 1099 Mieszko’s sister Thorborg was married in the grand cathedral in Cieszyn, built during the reign of King Boleslaw, to Jørgen Knýtling, eldest son of Knud Magnus Svendsson, count of Halland, son of King Svend of Denmark, and Ingegerd Haraldsdottir Yngling, daughter of King Harald Hardrade of Norway.
This marriage was intended to further strengthen Piast ties with the Knýtlings of Denmark.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=197419   (8802 words)

  
 THE PIASTOWSKI TRAIL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Buildings erected during the reign of the first Piasts underwent various changes, with subsequent styles and fashions adding new layers on top of original walls.
Kruszwica and Inowrocław, with their Romanesque temples, are also worth a visit, not to mention Biskupin, where the main attraction is a restored Lusatian settlement from the 8th century, which was discovered in the 1930's.
On the way back, the place to stop is Giecz, which, alongside Poznań, Gniezno, and Ostrów Lednicki, was one of the largest cities of Poland under the early Piasts.
www.city.poznan.pl /ang/strony_new/piastowski?lang=en   (505 words)

  
 labuda
Henryk Lowmianski in his fundamental work Beginnings of Poland recurred to his earlier studies on the Piast dynasty (1848, 1962, 1970, 1973) and gave the matter a lot of attention.
Later historiographic tradition took not Choszyszczko but just Piast as a protoplast of the Piast clan ("Piastorum stirps" the description from XVI cent., as indicated by K. Jasinski, Pedigree of Silesian Piasts, vol.
Bankowski, after scrupulous checking of all existing etymologies takes side of Brueckner that Piast is a name derived from word ancient word "piast" or "stepor" (p.120).
kingpopiel.tripod.com /english/labuda.htm   (1698 words)

  
 Explore - Part 15
In the old town, among other things worth seeing, are: the Baroque main University building with its fine Aula Leopoldina from the 18th century, the academic church of Jesus Christ, St. Clare's church housing the mausoleum of the Wroclaw Piasts in Nankiera Square and the covered market.
However, tourist interests are focused on the "Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice," one of a few preserved monuments of this kind in the world, in the Wroclawska rotunda.
The facade of the building is decorated with relieves depicting floral and figurative motives and busts of the Piasts princes.
www.poloniatoday.com /explore15.htm   (1122 words)

  
 origins
The Piasts started to conquer all the neighboring tribes and by 960, the Polian state possessed the following territories: Great Poland (Wielkopolska), Masovia, Kujawy and probably East Pomerania.
Under early Piasts, the country was divided into several territorial units, probably former tribal territories.
The basic unit of territorial division was called grod a kind of castle, which was the residence of the prince's administrator and army detachment.
www.insidepoland.pl /htmls/origins.html   (905 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Silesia
Duke Boleslaw Chrobry (the Brave) of Poland now founded the Diocese of Breslau; in the year 1000 this diocese was made suffragan of the new Archdiocese of Gnesen that was established by Otto III.
In 1163, at the command of the German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, Silesia was given dukes of its own who belonged to the family of the Piasts.
The ruling family, the Piasts, repeatedly divided their inheritance so that in the fourteenth century Silesia contained no less than eighteen principalities.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13790b.htm   (1447 words)

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