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Casimir II the Just

Born: 1138 AD
Died: 1197 AD
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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.