Person:Władysław I the Elbow-high (1)

Władysław I the Elbow-high _____
b.1261
d.2 Mar 1333
  1. Władysław I the Elbow-high _____1261 - 1333
  2. Casimir II of ŁęczycaBet 1262 & 1265 - 1294
  3. Euphemia of KuyaviaEst 1265 - 1308
  4. Siemowit of Kuyavia-Brieg1265 - 1312
  1. Kunigunde _____, of PolandAbt 1298 - 1331
  2. Elisabeth of Poland, Queen of Hungary1305 - 1380
  3. Casimir III _____1310 - 1370
Facts and Events
Name Władysław I the Elbow-high _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1261
Death[1] 2 Mar 1333
Reference Number? Q54048?


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Władysław I the Elbow-high or the Short (; c. 1260 – 2 March 1333) was the King of Poland from 1320 to 1333, and duke of several of the provinces and principalities in the preceding years. He was a member of the Piast family of rulers, son of Duke Casimir I of Kujawy, and great-grandson of King Casimir II the Just. He inherited a small portion of his father’s lands, but his dominion grew as some of his brothers died young. He tried for rule of the Duchy of Krakow (the Seniorate Province) in 1289, after the death of his half brother Leszek II the Black and the withdrawal from contention of his ally Bolesław II of Masovia, but was unsuccessful. After a period in exile during the rule of Wenceslas II, Władysław rebounded to re-assume some duchies after Wenceslas’ death, and then gained Krakow in 1306 after the murder of Wenceslas III. He temporarily took control of part of Greater Poland after the death of his ally Przemysł II, lost it, and then regained it later on. He conquered Gdansk Pomerania, and left it to familial governors. For defense of this territory he turned to the Teutonic Knights, who then demanded an exorbitant sum or the land itself as an alternative. This led to an extended battle with the Knights, which was not resolved after either a papal trial or Władysław’s own death. Perhaps his greatest achievement was gaining papal permission to be crowned King of Poland in 1320, which occurred for the first time at Wawel Cathedral in Krakow. Władysław died in 1333, and his reign was followed by the rule of his more renowned son, Casimir III the Great.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Władysław I the Elbow-high, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.