John II of Legnica

John II of Legnica (Polish: Jan II Legnicki) (1477 – 6 March 1495) was a Duke of Legnica since 1488 until his death (with his brothers as co-ruler).

John II
Duke of Legnica
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Died6 March 1495
Noble familySilesian Piasts
FatherFrederick I of Legnica
MotherLudmila of Poděbrady

He was the eldest son of Frederick I, Duke of Chojnów-Oława-Legnica-Brzeg-Lubin, by his wife Ludmila, daughter of George of Poděbrady, King of Bohemia.


After the death of his father in 1488, John II and his younger brothers Frederick I and George I succeeded him in Legnica, Chojnów and Lubin. Because all were minors, the regency of the Duchies was held by their mother, the Dowager Duchess Ludmila, who received from her late husband Brzeg and Oława as dower to rule until her own death.

John II died before reached adulthood, and for this he never married or had children. He was succeeded by his brothers, who remained under the regency of their mother for another three years, until 1498.


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  • Cawley, Charles, SILESIA, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]
Preceded by
Frederick I
Duke of Legnica
with Frederick II
George I
Succeeded by
Frederick II
George I