- George William, Duke of Liegnitz
George William was born in Ohlau (Oława) as the son of Duke Christian of Liegnitz-Brieg-Wohlau and
Luise of Anhalt-Dessau. He was a member of the Silesian Piasts.
The independent Masovian Piasts died out in 1526, while the Teschen (Cieszyn) line died out in 1653. George William was therefore the last ruling member of all the
Piast dynasty, while his uncle, Count Augustus of Liegnitz, was the last surviving member of the dynasty. Upon his death in Brieg (Brzeg), the Habsburg Monarchyof Austriatook up the government.
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