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John II Casimir Vasa

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John II Casimir Vasa
Portrait by Daniel Schultz, c. 1658
King of Poland
Grand Duke of Lithuania
ReignNovember 1648 – 16 September 1668
Coronation19 January 1649
PredecessorWładysław IV Vasa
SuccessorMichael I
Born(1609-03-22)22 March 1609
Kraków, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Died16 December 1672(1672-12-16) (aged 63)
Nevers, Kingdom of France
Burial31 January 1676
SpouseMarie Louise Gonzaga
Claudine Françoise Mignot
IssueJohn Sigismund Vasa
Maria Anna Vasa
FatherSigismund III Vasa
MotherConstance of Austria
SignatureJohn II Casimir Vasa's signature

John II Casimir Vasa (Polish: Jan II Kazimierz Waza; Lithuanian: Jonas Kazimieras Vaza; 22 March 1609 – 16 December 1672) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1648 to his abdication in 1668 as well as a claimant to the throne of Sweden from 1648 to 1660. He was the first son of Sigismund III Vasa with his second wife Constance of Austria. John Casimir succeeded his older half-brother, Władysław IV Vasa.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jan Kazimierz". Sciaga.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  2. "Historical Collections of the Vilnius University Library – MANUSCRIPTS". UNESCO. Archived from the original on 7 July 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009.