Person:Jogaila (1)

Jogaila _____
b.Abt 1362
d.1 Jun 1434
m. Abt 1350
  1. Kenna of Lithuania - 1368
  2. Vygantas _____ - 1392
  3. Karigaila _____ - 1390
  4. Kaributas _____Aft 1350 - Aft 1404
  5. Skirgaila _____1354 - 1397
  6. Helen of LithuaniaAbt 1355 - 1438
  7. Lengvenis _____Abt 1360 - Aft 1431
  8. Alexandra of LithuaniaAbt 1360 - 1434
  9. Jogaila _____Abt 1362 - 1434
  10. Švitrigaila _____Est 1370 - 1452
  11. Catherine of Lithuania
m. 2 May 1417
m. Abt 1422
  1. Władysław III _____, of Poland1424 - 1444
  2. Casimir IV Jagiellon _____1427 - 1492
Facts and Events
Name Jogaila _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1362 House of Jagiellon
Marriage to Jadwiga of Poland
Marriage to Anne of Cilli
Marriage 2 May 1417 Sanok, Rzeszów, Polandto Elisabeth of Pilica
Marriage Abt 1422 to Sophia of Halshany
Death[1] 1 Jun 1434
Reference Number? Q54049?

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Jogaila, later Władysław II Jagiełło (c. 1352/1362 – 1 June 1434) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania (1377–1434) and then the King of Poland (1386–1434), first alongside his wife Jadwiga until 1399, and then sole King of Poland. He ruled in Lithuania from 1377. Born a pagan, in 1386 he converted to Catholicism and was baptized as Władysław in Kraków, married the young Queen Jadwiga, and was crowned King of Poland as Władysław II Jagiełło.[1] In 1387 he converted Lithuania to Christianity. His own reign in Poland started in 1399, upon the death of Queen Jadwiga, and lasted a further thirty-five years and laid the foundation for the centuries-long Polish–Lithuanian union. He was a member of the Jagiellonian dynasty in Poland that bears his name and was previously also known as the Gediminid dynasty in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The dynasty ruled both states until 1572, and became one of the most influential dynasties in late medieval and early modern Central and Eastern Europe.[2] During his reign, the Polish-Lithuanian state was the largest state in the Christian world.[3]

Jogaila was the last pagan ruler of medieval Lithuania. After he became King of Poland, as a result of the Union of Krewo, the newly formed Polish-Lithuanian union confronted the growing power of the Teutonic Knights. The allied victory at the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, followed by the Peace of Thorn, secured the Polish and Lithuanian borders and marked the emergence of the Polish–Lithuanian alliance as a significant force in Europe. The reign of Władysław II Jagiełło extended Polish frontiers and is often considered the beginning of Poland's Golden Age.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jogaila, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Wladislaw II Jagellon, King of Poland, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.