Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)

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Kingdom of Poland
Królestwo Polskie
Poland and Lithuania in 1526
Poland and Lithuania in 1526
Common languagesPolish, Latin, Ruthenian
Demonym(s)Polish, Pole
• 1386–1434
Wladislaus II Jagiełło (first)
• 1548–1572
Sigismund II Augustus (last)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Poland (1295–1385)
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Today part ofPoland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Czech Republic
Map of The Kingdom of Poland in 1625

The Kingdom of Poland of the Jagiellons lasted from 1385 to 1569. It was created by the accession of Wladislaus II Jagiełło, Grand Duke of Lithuania, to the Polish throne in 1386. The Union of Krewo united Poland and Lithuania into one monarchy. The union was confirmed but also transformed into the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth by the Union of Lublin in 1569. This was shortly followed by the end of the Jagiellon dynasty that had ruled Poland for two centuries.

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