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Casimir II the Just

Born: 1138 AD
Died: 1197 AD
Nationality: Polish
Categories: Duke, Monarch, Prince

1138 AD – Kazimierz Sprawiedliwy was born. Polish ruler.


            – Also known as Casimir the Just.


1177 AD – He became the duke of Kraków and of Sandomierz.


            – He drove his brother Mieszko III from power at Cracow and became the principal duke of Poland.


1180 AD – At the Congress of Leczyca, the nobility and clergy, in return for privileges he had granted them, vested Casimir’s descendants with hereditary rights to the crown.


            – Casimir himself was never crowned king.


1194 AD – Died on May 5th.