Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)

Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)

Infobox Former Country
native_name=Królestwo Polskie
conventional_long_name= Kingdom of Poland
common_name = Poland
continent = Europe
p1=Kingdom of Poland (1025–1385)
s1=Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
date_start=August 14
event_start=Union of Krewo
date_end=July 1
event_end=Union with Lithuania

symbol=Coat of arms of Poland
common_languages=Polish (spoken)
Latin (written)
religion=Roman Catholic

The Kingdom of Poland of the Jagiellons was the Polish state created by the accession of Wladislaus II Jagiełło, Grand Duke of Lithuania, to the Polish throne in 1386. The Union of Kreva united Poland and Lithuania – two separate states – under the rule of a single monarch, and later elected monarchs by both states happened to be the same persons. The union was transformed to a closer one by the Union of Lublin in 1569, which was shortly followed by the end of the Jagiellon dynasty that had ruled Poland for two centuries and Gediminids dynasty, that ruled Lithuania for about 400 years.

ee also

*History of Poland (1385–1569)
*Culture of medieval Poland
*List of Polish monarchs during that period

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