Mieszko I of Poland

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Mieszko I of Poland

Mieszko I (c. 935May 25, 992) was a duke of the Polans and the first historical ruler of Poland. He was father of Boleslaw I, first polish king.

Blindness[change | change source]

Gallus Anonymus writes that Mieszko was blind until his 7th birthday. That information was used by later chroniclers, but it's probably just an allegory.

Catholicism[change | change source]

Mieszko was the first catholic ruler in Poland, he married Dobrawa of Bohemia and after that got baptised.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ilustrowany Poczet Królów i Książąt Polskich