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  Piast. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
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 Piast dynasty : Information and resources about Piast dynasty : School Work Guru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state upto 1370.
The branches of the Piasts continue to rule Polish splinter duchies in Masovia until 1526 and Silesia until 1675.
Although the early dukes and kings considered themselves Piast's decendants, 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.schoolworkguru.org /encyclopedia/p/pi/piast_dynasty.html   (296 words)

  
 The History of Poland
The main line of the Piast dynasty ended in 1370 with Casimir III, and the crown passed to Casimir's nephew, Louis I of Hungary and to Louis's daughter Jadwiga.
After 1572 no dynasty maintained itself for long, and the theory that the entire nobility could take part in the royal elections, applied in practice, frequently led to contested elections and civil wars.
There was considerable religious toleration in 16th century Poland, and the progress of Protestantism was arrested without coercion by the Jesuits.
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 Piast dynasty - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370.
Branches of the Piasts continued to rule allied 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.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Piast_Dynasty   (282 words)

  
 Piast Dynasty
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.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/p/pi/piast_dynasty.html   (301 words)

  
 Piast dynasty: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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Table of contents 1 Early Piast dynasty Dynastia Piastów (962-1138) 2 Regional division Rozbicie...(1138-1306) 3 Piast unification (1306-1370) 4 Angevin dynasty (House of Capet-Anjou) Dynastia...
The name Piast Dynasty came into existence in the 17th century for a number of rulers, who governed as dukes of Poland and of Silesia.
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The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370.
Branches of the Piasts continued to rule allied 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.
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 History of Krakow   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Founded over a thousand years ago, it is not definitely known who founded the city but the folks have their little folklore on this matter.
In the 11th century, Krakow was the main seat of the first Polish kings of the Piast dynasty.
Krakow became situated on the periphery of the large country and gradually lost its political importance in favour of the centrally situated Warsaw.
www.magma.ca /~pfeiffer/poland/kra_history.htm   (497 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kingdom of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Reign From 992 until 1025 Coronation On April 18, 1025 in Gniezno Cathedral, Poland Royal House Piast Coat of Arms Orzeł Piastowski Parents Mieszko I Dubrawka Consorts Rikdaga Judith Enmilda Oda Children with Judith Bezprym with Enmilda Regelina Mieszko II Lambert Otton with Oda Matylda Date of Birth 966/ 967...
Kingdom of the first Piasts (Regnum Poloniae) was the state formed by the Boleslaus I of Poland in 1025 during his coronation.
The Jagiellon Era 1385-1572, was dominated by the union of Poland with Lithuania under the Jagiellon Dynasty, founded by the Lithuanian grand duke Jagiello.
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 Silesia
In the Middle Ages, Silesia was a Piast province, which became a possession of the Bohemian crown under the Holy Roman Empire and passed with that crown to the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526.
During Poland's fragmentation (1138-1320) into duchies ruled by different branches of the Piast dynasty, Silesia was ruled by descendants of the former royal family.
In 1537 the Piast duke Frederick II of Brzeg (Brieg) concluded a treaty with Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg, whereby the Hohenzollerns of Brandenburg would inherit the duchy upon the extinction of the Piasts, but the treaty was rejected by Ferdinand.
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 Poland HISTORY
Rulers of the Piast dynasty united the Polish tribes of the Vistula and Oder basins about the middle of the 10th century.
In 966, Mieszko I, a member of this dynasty, was baptized, and consequently Poland became a Christian nation.
Foreign penetration and internal difficulties led to the division of Poland among members of the Piast dynasty.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Poland-HISTORY.html   (3860 words)

  
 Poland - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Władysław I the Short, of the Piast dynasty, was crowned King of Poland in 1320.
The power and prosperity of Poland increased tremendously during the reign, from 1333 to 1370, of his son Casimir III, one of the most enlightened rulers in Polish history and the last of the Piast dynasty.
The second dynasty of Polish kings, the Jagiełłonians, was founded by Jagiełło, Grand Duke of Lithuania.
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 The Great Dynasties   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the enduring weaknesses of the Piast dynasty lay in the fact that the Poles failed to accept primogeniture.
Poland was vulnerable; it was divided between several members of the Piast dynasty, and had been hard hit by the aggressive Mongol invasion in 1241.
He was more concerned in strengthening his own dynasty centred on Hungary and as a result had become involved in a long struggle with Venice for the control of the Adriatic (in three wars; 1342 - 46, 1357 - 58, and 1378 - 81), succeeding in 1381.
www.kasprzyk.demon.co.uk /www/GreatDynasties.html   (7091 words)

  
 Silesia - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 margraviate of Jägerndorf was purchased in 1523 by a cadet branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty of Brandenburg, which later also claimed inheritance to other Silesian fiefs.
In 1675, on the death of the last Piast, Austria incorporated the Piast territories into the Bohemian crown domain.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Silesia.html   (1499 words)

  
 info: Piast_dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
History of PolandThat was the year when Mieszko I, the first historical representative of the old Polish Piast dynasty, accepted Christianity from the south.
Boleslav the Brave of Poland – the Piast dynasty.
KujawyIn the nineth century the Piast dynasty incorporated Kujawy into the newly born kingdom of Poland.
www.napoli-pizza.net /Piast_dynasty.html   (478 words)

  
 Poland - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Republic 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.
The Polish state was formed over 1,000 years ago under the Piast dynasty, and reached its golden age near the end of the 16th century under the Jagiellonian dynasty, when Poland was one of the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful countries in Europe.
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.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/p/o/l/Poland.html   (2985 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Piast
1310-70, king of Poland (1333-70), son of Ladislaus I and last of the Piast dynasty.
At the death (1138) of Boleslaus III, Mazovia became an independent duchy under the Piast dynasty.
It became a suzerainty of Great Poland in 1351 and was finally united with it in 1526.
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 The origins of the Piast dynasty
Piast treated them with uncalculated and sincere hospitality.
The strangers also predicted that Piast would be King of the Poles, a patent absurdity for a mere peasant, of course.
After the battle, Piast was named king (as predicted), the beginning of the Piast dynasty.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /web/arts_culture/literature/tales/piast/link.shtml   (322 words)

  
 The Exodus of the Khazars
In the ancient Khazar stronghold of Tamatarkha (Taman), facing the Crimea across the straits of Kerch, we hear of a dynasty of Jewish princes who ruled in the fifteenth century under the tutelage of the Genovese Republic, and later of the Crimean Tartars.
The Poles under the Piast dynasty, and their Baltic neighbours, the Lithuanians,* [The two nations became united in a series of treaties, starting in 1386, into the Kingdom of Poland.
For the sake of brevity, I shall use the term "Polish Jews" to refer to both countries - regardless of the fact that at the end of the eighteenth century Poland was partitioned between Russia, Prussia and Austria, and its inhabitants became officially citizens of these three countries.
www.churchoftrueisrael.com /13th-tribe/13th-tribe05.html   (4699 words)

  
 Piast dynasty - Definition, explanation
The branches of the Piasts continued to rule Polish splinter duchies in Masovia until 1526 and Silesia until 1675.
Piast was the legendary ancestor of these nobles.
His name was first mentioned in the Chronicle of the Polish dukes by Gallus Anonymous, written in ca 1113.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/p/pi/piast_dynasty.php   (308 words)

  
 Wroclaw History | A Brief History of Wroclaw (Breslau)
It wasn't until around 990AD that Prince Mieszko I, of the Piast dynasty and founder of the Polish state, seized control of Wroclaw and incorporated the region of Silesia into Poland.
By 1000 Wroclaw must have already been a town of some prominence as King Boleslaw the Brave established one of three bishoprics here, the other two being established in Krakow and Kolobrzeg: as a result the town became the religious centre of Silesia.
This ambitious building program was a success and soon Wroclaw was enjoying a healthy revival; however in 1336, the last of the Piast Princes died and the duchy of Silesia was annexed to Bohemia - despite the efforts of King Casimir III of Poland to hold onto it.
www.wroclaw-life.com /wroclaw/history   (1293 words)

  
 Polish Kings: Piast Dynasty
The Piast dynasty is the first historical dynasty of Polish rulers.
This was the start of the Przemysl dynasty.
This was the start of the Anjou dynasty.
projects.edte.utwente.nl /masters/spizewsk/pl_kings/piast.htm   (67 words)

  
 Polish Travel Quo Vadis - Travel Office - hotel, hotels, warsaw, cracow, air ticket, conference, insentive.
The beginnings of the Polish State date back to the 10th century, when prince Mieszko I, founder of the Royal Piast Dynasty, took under his rule most of the ethnically Polish territories and accepted christianity.
In the 15th century, under the rule of the Jagiellonian Dynasty, Poland became one of the strongest states in Europe.
Trough the years that followed until the late 17th century and continuing throughout the 18th century, life became more difficult for the Poles.
www.polishtravel.com.pl /index.php?strona=aboutpoland&jezyk=eng   (1115 words)

  
 Medieval Poland
This dynasty had close ties to the Holy Roman Empire & introduced Christianity to the Polish.
The Piast dynasty held power for several centuries, ending in 1370.
With the death of the Piast dynasty, Poland was ruled by the Anjou king of Hungary.
www.alientravelguide.com /history/medieval/poland.htm   (78 words)

  
 The Book of THoTH (Leaves of Wisdom) - Dynasty
A similar pattern happened in Ancient Egypt and the Persian Empire, and dynasties such as the Carolingians, the Capetians, the Bourbons, the Habsburgs, the Stuarts, the Hohenzollerns and the Romanovs successively and together dominated much of European political history.
Until the nineteenth century, it was taken for granted that a legitimate function of a monarch was to aggrandize his dynasty, that is, to increase the territory, wealth and power of family members.
A ruler in a dynasty is sometimes referred to as a dynast, but this term is also used to describe any member of a reigning family who retains succession rights to a throne.
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 Poland - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Little is known regarding the early activities of the Slavic tribes that laid the foundations of the Polish nation.
The second dynasty of Polish kings, the Jagiellonians, was founded by Jagiełło, grand duke of Lithuania.
Under the Jagiellonian dynasty, which lasted until 1572, Poland attained great heights of power, prosperity, and cultural magnificence.
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 Polish Archaeology
The Piast Route is one of the most interesting and most frequently visited route in Poland.
It had great importance in the State that was being built by early Piast dynasty rulers.
The renewed occupation of the fort took place in the 2nd half of 11th century, when it was one of the largest of the Piast administrative (Castellan capital).
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 Poland - MSN Encarta
Władysław I of the Piast dynasty was crowned king of Poland in 1320.
The power and prosperity of Poland increased tremendously during the reign of Władysław’s son Kazimierz III, also called The Great, which lasted from 1333 to 1370.
He initiated important administrative, judicial, and legislative reforms, founded the Jagiellonian University in 1364, extended aid to the Jewish refugees from western Europe, and added Galicia to the Polish domains.
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