Person:Casimir IV Jagiellon (1)

Casimir IV Jagiellon
b.30 Nov 1427
d.7 Jun 1492
Facts and Events
Name Casimir IV Jagiellon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 30 Nov 1427 House of Jagiellon
Marriage 10 FEB 1454 to Elisabeth of Austria
Death[1] 7 Jun 1492
Reference Number? Q53459?

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Casimir IV KG ( ; ; 30 November 1427 – 7 June 1492) of the House of Jagiellon was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1440, and King of Poland from 1447, until his death. He was one of the most active Polish rulers, under whom Poland, by defeating the Teutonic Knights in the Thirteen Years' War recovered Pomerania, and the Jagiellonian dynasty became one of the leading royal houses in Europe. He was a strong opponent of aristocracy, and helped to strengthen the importance of Parliament and the Senate.

The great triumph of his reign was the effective and final destruction of the Teutonic Order, which brought Prussia under Polish rule. The long and brilliant rule of Casimir corresponded to the age of “new monarchies” in western Europe. By the 15th century Poland had narrowed the distance separating it from western Europe and become a significant factor in international relations. The demand for raw materials and semi-finished goods stimulated trade, producing a positive balance, and contributed to the growth of crafts and mining in the entire country.

He was a recipient of the English Order of the Garter (KG), the highest order of chivalry and the most prestigious honour in England and of the United Kingdom, awarded at the Sovereign's pleasure as his or her personal gift, on recipients from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.

Casimir was the second son of King Władysław II Jagiełło, and the younger brother of King Władysław III of Varna.

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