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Casimir II the Just (Casimir II)

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Born: 1138 AD
Died: 1197 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Duke, Monarch, Prince

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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.


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