Casimir IV Jagiellon, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Casimir IV Jagiellon

King of Poland

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1427

Date of Death: 07-Jun-1492

Profession: sovereign

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Casimir IV Jagiellon

  • Casimir IV KG (Polish: Kazimierz IV Andrzej Jagiellonczyk [ka'?imi??? jagi??l'l??t???k] (listen); Lithuanian: Kazimieras Jogailaitis; 30 November 1427 – 7 June 1492) of the Jagiellonian dynasty 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 bringing 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.

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