Poland THE JAGIELLON ERA, 1385-1572
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Figure 2. Piast Poland, 966 to 1370
Fortress of Malbork, seat of grand masters of the Teutonic Knights in fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Part of the old city wall of Kraków, established in the fourteenth century.
Figure 3. Jagiellon Poland-Lithuania, Fifteenth Century
Figure 4. Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the Union of Lublin, 1569 to 1667
The next major period was dominated by the union of Poland with Lithuania under a dynasty founded by the Lithuanian grand duke Jagiello. The partnership proved profitable for the Poles, who played a dominant role in one of the most powerful empires in Europe for the next three centuries.
Data as of October 1992
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