Kingdom of Poland

Poland becomes a kingdom again
Assassination of King Przemysł II by Wojciech Gerson, 1881 ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1295 Jan 1

Poland becomes a kingdom again


In 1295, Przemysł II of Greater Poland became the first Piast duke crowned as King of Poland since Bolesław II, but he ruled over only a part of the territory of Poland (including Gdańsk Pomerania from 1294) and was assassinated soon after his coronation. A more extensive unification of Polish lands was accomplished by a foreign ruler, Václav II of Bohemia of the Přemyslid dynasty, who married Przemysł's daughter Richeza and became King of Poland in 1300.

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