Przemysł II

Przemysł's effigy on a 1296 seal
Henry IV Probus, Duke of Wrocław. Codex Manesse, ca. 1305
Przemysł II allows to locate cities Gostyń and Brzezie on Magdeburg rights, a document from 1278.
Memorial stone in the city of Kępno commemorating the treaty between Przemysł II and Mestwin II
Jakub Świnka, Archbishop of Gniezno, from a book illumination, before 1535
Poland at the time of Przemysł II (1295)
Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Poznań, the burial place of Przemysł II
Epitaph of Przemysł II in the Royal Chapel of Poznań Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul
The Death of King Przemysł II by Jan Matejko, 1875
Assassination of King Przemysł II by Wojciech Gerson, 1881
Przemysł II's seal, naming him Premisl II Dei Gracia Regis Poloniae Domini Pomeraniae

The Duke of Poznań from 1257 –1279, of Greater Poland from 1279 to 1296, of Kraków from 1290 to 1291, and Gdańsk Pomerania (Pomerelia) from 1294 to 1296, and then King of Poland from 1295 until his death.

- Przemysł II

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Władysław I Łokietek

Władysław I Łokietek, in English known as the "Elbow-high" or Ladislaus the Short (c.

Seal of King Władysław
Edict by Władysław the Short in 1325 confirming the Cistercians of Byszewo continue to have the same rights as under German law, and the continued ownership of their Abbey in Byszewo.
Sulejów Abbey is the place where the decision was made to send a letter to the Pope asking for the coronation of Władysław
King Władysław the Elbow-high breaking off agreements with the Teutonic Knights at Brześć Kujawski, a painting by Jan Matejko in the National Museum in Warsaw
Władysław I Łokietek, by Jan Matejko
Royal seal of Władysław the Elbow-high
The so-called Crown of Bolesław the Brave was made for Władysław I.<ref>Rożek Michał, Polskie koronacje i korony, Kraków 1987. {{ISBN|83-03-01914-7}}</ref>
In 1320 the King began the building of a new Wawel Cathedral.<ref>Kraków, Małgorzta Woszczenko</ref>
Portrait of King Władysław I by Aleksander Lesser
The tomb of the monarch inside the Wawel Cathedral
Poland between 1275 and 1300.
Władysław I on White Horse by M. Barwicki.

He temporarily took control of part of Greater Poland after the death of his ally Przemysł II, lost it, and then subsequently regained it.

Wenceslaus II of Bohemia

King of Bohemia (1278–1305), Duke of Cracow (1291–1305), and King of Poland (1300–1305).

Portrayal in Codex Manesse
Territory under the control of the Přemyslids, c. 1301

In 1291, High Duke Przemysł II of Poland ceded the sovereign Duchy of Kraków to Wenceslaus.


City on the River Warta in west-central Poland, within the Greater Poland region.

14th-century seal showing Poznań's coat of arms
Monument of Mieszko I and Boleslaus I the Brave, Golden Chapel at the Poznań Cathedral
Poznań Cathedral (center) and the smaller Church of Holy Virgin Mary to its right, standing on the site of the original ducal residence
Royal Castle after its total reconstruction
Poznań, c. undefined 1617, view from the north
Interior details in the Parish Church, or simply Fara, built in 1651–1701. One of the most stunning and best preserved examples of baroque architecture in Poland
Raczyński Library (1828) at Liberty Square in 2016
Old Market Square in 1934. The Odwach guardhouse and the 1893's New Town Hall, which was not rebuilt after World War II
The skyline of Poznań, as seen from the east bank of the Warta river
Malta lake, the Mound of Freedom and artificial ski slope Malta-ski
Administrative division into 42 osiedla auxiliary units since 2011
The pre-1990 city division into main districts dzielnica, which are still retained for some administrative purposes
Bałtyk office building
A view of Stary Browar, Poznań Financial Centre, and Andersia Tower from the Collegium Altum of the University of Economics
Historical Herbrand B3/H0 horse-drawn tram used in Poznań between 1880 and 1898
The Renaissance Town Hall from 1560 served as the seat of local government until 1939 and now houses a museum
Grand Theatre behind Adama Mickiewicza Park
St. Martin's croissant
Collegium Minus of the Adam Mickiewicz University
AMU's Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Campus Morasko
Faculty of Chemical Technologies – Poznań University of Technology
Academy of Music
Municipal Stadium
Hala Arena before planned modernization
Poznań Główny – main railway station
Greater Poland Railways train at the Poznań Główny
A2 motorway before the six-lane expansion done in 2019
Moderus Gamma tram, which is produced near Poznań, in city's eastern underground section
City Bike's station
Solaris bus; they are also produced near Poznań
Eurocopter EC135 Lifeguard 9 waiting for an emergency dispatch at the Ławica Airport
Freedom Square (Plac Wolności)
Imperial Castle, now the Zamek Culture Centre
Merchant houses, originally 16th century's herring stalls, at the Old Market Square
Bamberka fountain at the Old Market Square
Śródka's Tale Mural in 2015
Stary Browar, Kufel by Wojciech Kujawski (Guinness ratified largest beer mug in the world), and Art Stations Foundation gallery in the background
Poznań Goat mascot, Old Market Square
Rogalin's Raczyński Palace within Rogalin Landscape Park, some 8 mi south of Poznań. Rear view

Poznań's cathedral was the place of burial of the early Piast monarchs, among them Mieszko I, Boleslaus I, Mieszko II Lambert, Casimir I, and later of Przemysł I and Przemysł II.


City in central Poland, and the second-largest city in the Greater Poland Voivodeship, with 99,106 residents .

Mediaeval seal of the city of Kalisz
Polish King Sigismund II Augustus confirms the old privileges of Kalisz, 1552
Kalisz Tribunal and Courthouse
Rynek (Market Square)
Execution of a Polish priest by the Germans in 1939
Deportation of the Jews of Kalisz
Memorial at the site of a massacre of 150 Poles in Winiary
Market Square at dusk
Wojciech Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz
Old Town with the Collegiate Basillica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the left
Saint Nicholas Cathedral in the Old Town
Arena Kalisz, the city's main indoor hall, home venue of the MKS Kalisz men's handball team and Calisia Kalisz women's volleyball team
Adam Asnyk, positivist poet
Avraham Gombiner, rabbi and scholar
Theodor Meron, judge
Stanisław Wojciechowski, president of Poland (1922-1926)

In 1282 the city laws were confirmed by Przemysł II of Poland, and in 1314 it was made the capital of the Kalisz Voivodeship by King Ladislaus the Short.

Henryk IV Probus

Henryk IV Probus (Latin for the Righteous) (Henryk IV Probus or Prawy; Heinrich IV.

Effigy on a seal
Silesia in 1273, Henry's Duchy of Wrocław in orange
The black crownless eagle of the Silesian Piasts
Henry IV depicted as a minnesinger in the Codex Manesse, about 1304
Henry IV's tomb effigy in Wrocław. The picture was an attempt to reconstruct the medieval polychrome.

He began to follow a policy which was more independent from Bohemia, including in respect to friendly relations with his Upper Silesian cousin Duke Władysław of Opole and also with duke Przemysł II of Greater Poland.

List of Polish monarchs

Ruled at various times either by dukes and princes or by kings (11th to 18th centuries).

Stanislaus II Augustus

The following centuries gave rise to the mighty Piast dynasty, consisting of both kings such as Mieszko II Lambert, Przemysł II or Władysław I the Elbow-high and dukes like Bolesław III Wrymouth.

Mestwin II, Duke of Pomerania

Mestwin II (Mściwój II or Mszczuj II) (c.

Image of Mestwin at the cloister in Oliwa
Seal of Mestwin II
Monument of Mestwin II at Adam Mickiewicz Park in Oliwa.

These pressures forced Mestwin II to tighten his alliance with Greater Poland's Bolesław and his successor Przemysł II.


City in central-western Poland, about 50 km east of Poznań, with 68,943 inhabitants making it the sixth-largest city in the Greater Poland Voivodeship.

Medieval seal of Gniezno
King Władysław IV Vasa confirms the old privileges of Gniezno, 1635
19th-century painting of Gniezno
Memorial at the site of a German execution of 24 Poles in November 1939 in the Dalki district
Gniezno during the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1979
View of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Adalbert. On the right side - church under the invocation of St. John the Baptist
Panorama of Gniezno. 19th century
Gniezno Old Town
Aleksander Fredro Theatre in Gniezno
Regional court
Gniezno Doors in the Cathedral
Coffin of Adalbert of Prague in the Cathedral
Market Square (Rynek)
Holy Trinity church
Franciscan church
Gothic Saint John the Baptist church in winter
Saint Lawrence church
Monument of King Bolesław I the Brave with the Cathedral in the background
Museum of the Polish State Origins
Museum of Archdiocese in Gniezno
Episcopal palace of Primates of Poland
Saint George's Church

26 June 1295 – Przemysł II and his wife Margaret of Brandenburg

Přemyslid dynasty

Bohemian royal dynasty which reigned in the Duchy of Bohemia and later Kingdom of Bohemia and Margraviate of Moravia (9th century–1306), as well as in parts of Poland (including Silesia), Hungary, and Austria.

Last three Přemyslid kings according to illumination from the Chronicon Aulae regiae: Přemysl Ottokar II (one crown – Bohemia), Wenceslaus II (two crowns – Bohemia and Poland) and Wenceslaus III (three crowns – Hungary, Bohemia and Poland)
Bohemian king Wenceslaus II as the King of Poland, a romantic drawing by Jan Matejko (1892)
Maximum extent of the kingdom under Ottokar II, c. 1276
Premyslid Dynasty Family Tree

Prior to this, he held the title "High Duke of Poland (Duke of Kraków)" since 1291 and became its overlord upon the death of Przemysł II of Poland in 1296.


Historical sub-region of Pomerania, in northern Poland.

Location of the Pomeranian Voivodeship (1466–1772) within the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Pomerelia (named M: Gdańsk) within Poland on a map showing West-Slavic and Lechitic peoples before 1125
Pomerelia as a part of the Teutonic Knights' state in the early 14th century

On February 15, 1282, High Duke of Poland and Wielkopolska Przemysł II and the Duke of Pomerelia Mestwin II, signed the Treaty of Kępno which transferred the suzerainty over Pomerelia to Przemysł.