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Poland was ruled at various times either by dukes (the 10th–14th century) or by kings (the 11th-18th century). During the latter period, a tradition of free election of monarchs made it a uniquely electable position in Europe (16th–18th centuries).

Monarchy of Poland
Coat of Arms of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.svg
Vigee Stanislaw Augustus.jpg
Stanisław II Augustus
Details
Style Royal Majesty (HRM)[2]
Wasza Królewska Mość
Serene Reigning Majesty
Jaśnie Panujący Mości[3]
Grace (HG)
Wasza Miłość
Highness (HH)
Wasza Wysokość
First monarch Mieszko I
Last monarch Stanisław II Augustus
Formation ca. 960 (First Christian Monarch)
Abolition 7 January 1795
Residence Wawel Castle
Warsaw Castle
Wilanów Palace
Appointer Hereditary
Elective[1]
Pretender(s) none
Ruediger, Margrave of Meissen (disputed)
Alexander, Margrave of Meissen (disputed)
This list concerns the historical monarchs of Poland, from the Middle Ages to 1795. For presidents and other heads of state of Poland during the 20th and 21st centuries, see List of heads of state of Poland.

The birth of Poland as an independent nation coincides with the ascension of Duke Mieszko I[4] and adoption of Christianity under the authority of Rome in the year 966. He was succeeded by his son, Bolesław I the Brave, who greatly expanded the boundaries of the Polish state and ruled as the first king in 1025. The following centuries gave rise to the mighty Piast dynasty, consisting of both kings such as Mieszko II Lambert, Przemysł II or Władysław I the Elbow-high and dukes like Bolesław III Wrymouth. The dynasty ceased to exist with the death of Casimir III the Great in 1370. In the same year, the Capetian House of Anjou became the ruling house with Louis I as king of both Poland and Hungary. His daughter, Jadwiga, later married Jogaila, the pagan Grand Duke of Lithuania, who in 1386 was baptized and crowned as Władysław II Jagiełło, thus creating the Jagiellonian dynasty and a personal union between Poland and Lithuania.

During the reign of Casimir IV Jagiellon and Sigismund I the Old, culture flourished and cities developed. This era of progress, also known as the Polish Renaissance, continued until the Union of Lublin under Sigismund II Augustus, which unofficially marked the end of the Polish Golden Age. After the death of last Jagiellonian king, the united Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth became an elective monarchy with mostly foreigners elected as monarchs such as Henry III of France, who witnessed the introduction of Golden Liberty and Stephen Báthory, a great military commander who strengthened the nation. The meaningful rule of the Vasa dynasty initially expanded the Commonwealth, developing the arts and crafts, as well as trade and commerce. King Sigismund III Vasa, a talented but somewhat despotic ruler, involved the country in many wars, which subsequently resulted in the successful capture of Moscow and loss of Livonia to Sweden. His son, Władysław IV Vasa, fiercely defended the Commonwealth's borders and continued the policy of his father until death, unlike John II Casimir whose tragic rule forced his abdication.

The election of John III Sobieski to the Polish throne was a great success. His brilliant military tactics led to the victory at Vienna in 1683 and partial recapture of land from the Ottoman Empire. However, the years that followed weren't as successful; the long and ineffective rule of the Wettin dynasty (Augustus II the Strong and Augustus III) placed the Commonwealth under the influence of Saxony and the Russian Empire. Additional feud with rebelled nobility (szlachta) and most notably Stanisław I Leszczyński and France diminished the influence of Poland-Lithuania in the region. This led to the partitions that occurred under King Stanisław II Augustus, yet another enlightened, but ineffective monarch.

The last sovereign was Frederick Augustus I as Duke of Warsaw, who throughout his political career attempted at rehabilitating the Polish state. After Poland declared independence in 1918, the monarchy was abolished and a parliamentary republican authority was established.

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Poland in the Early Middle AgesEdit

See: Poland in the Early Middle Ages

Legendary rulersEdit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Lech I 6th century 6th century 6th century Legendary founder of the Polish nation Lechites (Tribe)  
Krakus I
  • Krak
8th century 8th century 8th century Legendary founder of Kraków Lechites (Tribe)  
Krakus II
  • Krak II
8th century 8th century 8th century Legendary son and successor of Krakus Lechites (Tribe)  
Lech II 8th century 8th century 8th century Legendary son of Krakus and successor of Krakus II Lechites (Tribe)  
Wanda
  • Wąda
8th century 8th century 8th century Legendary daughter of Krakus Lechites (Tribe)  

Semi-legendary rulers of the western Polans (Greater Poland)Edit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Leszko I
  • Leszek I
  • Duke
7th / 8th centuries 7th / 8th centuries 7th[5] / 8th centuries A semi-legendary ruler of the West Slavic ("proto-Polish") tribe of Goplans and Polans Goplans and Polans (Tribes)  
Leszko II
  • Leszek II
  • Duke
8th century 8th century 8th century A semi-legendary ruler of the West Slavic ("proto-Polish") tribe of Goplans and Polans Popielids  
Leszko III
  • Leszek III
  • Duke
8th century 8th century 8th century A semi-legendary ruler of the West Slavic ("proto-Polish") tribe of Goplans and Polans Popielids  
Popiel I
  • Duke
8th century 8th century 8th century A semi-legendary ruler of the West Slavic ("proto-Polish") tribe of Goplans and Polans Popielids  
Popiel II
  • Duke
9th century 9th century 9th century A semi-legendary ruler of the West Slavic ("proto-Polish") tribe of Goplans and Polans Popielids  

Piast Dynasty (Dukes of the Polans)Edit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Piast the Wheelwright
  • Polish: Piast Kołodziej
    Latin: Past Ckosisconis, Pazt filius Chosisconisu
  • Duke
9th century 9th century 9th century A legendary ruler of the Polans
Son of Chościsko, father of Siemowit
Founder of the Piast dynasty
Piast  
Siemowit
  • Ziemowit
  • Duke
9th century 9th century 9th century Son of Piast the Wheelwright and Rzepicha Piast  
Lestek
  • Leszek, Lestko
  • Duke
9th / 10th centuries 9th / 10th centuries 9th / 10th centuries Son of Siemowit Piast  
Siemomysł
  • Ziemomysł
  • Duke
10th century 10th century 10th century Son of Lestek Piast  

Kingdom of Poland, 966–1569Edit

Piast dukes and kingsEdit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Mieszko I of Poland
  • Duke
ca. 940 – 25 May 992 ca. 960 992 Son of Siemomysł
First Christian Polish monarch
Misico, dux Wandalorum
Piast  
Bolesław I the Brave
  • Bolesław I the Great
    Polish: Bolesław I Chrobry (Wielki)
  • King
967 – 17 June 1025 Duke: 992
King: 18 April 1025
Duke: 18 April 1025
King: 17 June 1025
Son of Mieszko I and Dobrawa of Bohemia
First to be crowned king
Regnum Sclavorum, Gothorum sive Polonorum
Piast  
Mieszko II Lambert
ca. 990 – 10/11 May 1034 1025 1031 Son of Bolesław I and Emnilda of Lusatia Piast  
Bezprym
  • Duke
ca. 986–1032 1031 1032 Son of Bolesław I and Judith of Hungary Piast  
Otto Bolesławowic
  • Duke
1000–1033 1032 1032 Son of Bolesław I and Emnilda Piast  
Dytryk
  • Theoderick
  • Duke
after 992 – after 1032 1032 1032 /1033 Grandson of Mieszko I and Oda of Haldensleben Piast  
Mieszko II Lambert
  • Duke
ca. 990 – 10/11 May 1034 1032 1034 Restored Piast  
Bolesław the Forgotten
  • Polish: Bolesław Zapomniany
  • Duke
before 1016 – 1038 or 1039 1034 1038 /1039 Semi-legendary, existence disputed Piast  
Casimir I the Restorer
  • Polish: Kazimierz I Odnowiciel
  • Duke
(1016-06-25)25 June 1016 – 28 November 1058(1058-11-28) (aged 42) 1039 1058 Son of Mieszko II and Richeza of Lotharingia Piast  
Bolesław II the Generous
ca. 1041 or 1042 – 2 or 3 April 1081 or 1082 Duke: 1058
King: 1076
Duke: 1076
King: 1079
Son of Kazimierz I and Maria Dobroniega of Kiev Piast  
Władysław I Herman
  • Duke
ca. 1044 – 4 June 1102 1079 1102 Son of Kazimierz I and Maria Dobroniega Piast  
Zbigniew
  • Zbygniew
  • Duke
ca. 1073 – 8 July 1113 1102 1107 Son of Władysław I and Przecława of Prawdzic coat of arms (disputed)
First jointly with Władysław I 1098-1102
Piast  
Bolesław III Wrymouth
  • Polish: Bolesław III Krzywousty
  • Duke
(1086-08-20)20 August 1086 – 28 October 1138(1138-10-28) (aged 52) 1107 1138 Son of Władysław I and Judith of Bohemia
First jointly with Władysław 1098-1102
Introduced senioral principle
Piast  

Fragmentation of the Kingdom of Poland, 1138–1314Edit

See also: Fragmentation of the realm and Testament of Bolesław III Wrymouth

Piast high dukesEdit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Władysław II the Exile
  • Polish: Władysław II Wygnaniec
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
1105 – 30 May 1159 1138 1146 Son of Bolesław III and Zbyslava of Kiev
Also Duke of Silesia
Exiled by his brothers
Piast  
Bolesław IV the Curly
  • Polish: Bolesław Kędzierzawy
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1125 – 5 January 1173 1146 1173 Son of Bolesław III and Salomea of Berg
Also Duke of Masovia
Piast  
Mieszko III the Old
  • Polish: Mieszko III Stary
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1127 – 13 March 1202 1173 1177 Son of Bolesław III and Salomea
Also Duke of Greater Poland
Piast  
Casimir II the Just
  • Polish: Kazimierz II Sprawiedliwy
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1138 – 5 May 1194 1177 1190 Son of Bolesław III and Salomea
Also Duke of Wiślica and Sandomierz
Piast  
Mieszko III the Old
  • Polish: Mieszko III Stary
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1127 – 13 March 1202 1190 1190 Restored Piast  
Casimir II the Just
  • Polish: Kazimierz II Sprawiedliwy
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1138 – 5 May 1194 1190 1194 Restored Piast  
Leszek I the White
  • Polish: Leszek Biały
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1186 – 24 November 1227 1194 1198 Son of Casimir II and Helen of Znojmo
Also Duke of Sandomierz
Piast  
Mieszko III the Old
  • Polish: Mieszko III Stary
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1127 – 13 March 1202 1198 1199 Restored Piast  
Leszek I the White
  • Polish: Leszek Biały
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1186 – 24 November 1227 1199 1199 Restored Piast  
Mieszko III the Old
  • Polish: Mieszko III Stary
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1127 – 13 March 1202 1199 1202 Restored Piast  
Władysław III Spindleshanks
  • Polish: Władysław III Laskonogi
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1161/66 – 3 November 1231 1202 1202 Son of Mieszko III and Eudoxia of Kiev
Also Duke of Greater Poland
Piast  
Leszek I the White
  • Polish: Leszek Biały
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1186 – 24 November 1227 1202 1210 Restored Piast  
Mieszko IV Tanglefoot
  • Polish: Mieszko I Plątonogi
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1130 – 16 May 1211 1210 1211 Son of Władysław II and Agnes of Babenberg
Also Duke of Silesia
Piast  
Leszek I the White
  • Polish: Leszek Biały
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1186 – 24 November 1227 1211 1225 Restored Piast  
Henryk I the Bearded
  • Polish: Henryk I Brodaty
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1165 – 19 March 1238 1225 1225 Grandson of Władysław II, son of Bolesław I the Tall and Krystyna
Also Duke of Silesia
Piast  
Leszek I the White
  • Polish: Leszek Biały
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1186 – 24 November 1227 1225 1227 Restored
Assassinated
Piast  
Władysław III Spindleshanks
  • Polish: Władysław III Laskonogi
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1161/66 – 3 November 1231 1227 1229 Restored Piast  
Konrad I of Masovia
  • Polish: Konrad I Mazowiecki
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1187/88 – 31 August 1247 1229 1232 Son of Kazimierz II and Helen of Znojmo
Also Duke of Masovia
Piast  
Henryk I the Bearded
  • Polish: Henryk I Brodaty
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1165 – 19 March 1238 1232 1238 Restored Piast  
Henryk II the Pious
  • Polish: Henryk II Pobożny
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1196 – 9 April 1241 1238 1241 Son of Henry I and Saint Hedwig of Andechs (Saint Hedwig of Silesia)
Slso Duke of Wroclaw and Greater Poland
Fell at Battle of Legnica
Piast  
Bolesław II the Horned
  • Bolesław II Rogatka
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1220–1225 1241 1241 Son of Henry II and Anne of Bohemia
Also Duke of Silesia
Piast  
Konrad I of Masovia
  • Polish: Konrad I Mazowiecki
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1187/88 – 31 August 1247 1241 1243 Restored Piast  
Bolesław V the Chaste
  • Polish: Bolesław Wstydliwy
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
21 June 1226 – 7 December 1279 1243 1279 Son of Leszek the White and Grzymislawa of Luck Piast  
Leszek II the Black
  • Polish: Leszek Czarny
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1241 – 30 September 1288 1279 1288 Paternal grandson of Konrad I of Masovia
Maternal grandson of Henry II
Son of Casimir I of Kuyavia and Constance of Wrocław
Piast  
Bolesław II of Masovia
  • Boleslaw II of Płock
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1251 – 20 April 1313 1288 1288 Grandson of Konrad I of Masovia
Duke of Masovia
Piast  
Henryk IV Probus
  • Polish: Henryk IV Prawy
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1257/58 – 23 June 1290 1288 1289 Paternal grandson of Henryk II
Maternal grandson of Konrad I
Son of Henry III the White and Judyta of Masovia
Duke of Lower Silesia
Piast  
Bolesław II of Masovia
  • Boleslaw II of Płock
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1251 – 20 April 1313 1289 1289 Restored Piast  
Władysław I the Elbow-high
  • Polish: Władysław I Łokietek
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
1261 – 2 March 1333 1289 1289 Grandson of Konrad I of Masovia
Son of Kazimierz I of Kujawia and Euphrosyne of Opole
Piast  
Henryk IV Probus
  • Polish: Henryk IV Prawy
  • High Duke
    Supreme Prince
ca. 1257/58 – 23 June 1290 1289 1290 Restored Piast  

Reunification attempts in the Kingdom of Poland 1232–1305Edit

Piast kingsEdit
Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Przemysł II
  • Premyslas, Premislaus
  • King
(1257-10-14)14 October 1257 – 8 February 1296(1296-02-08) (aged 38) High Duke: 1290
King: 1295
High Duke: 1291
King: 1296
Grandson of Henryk II
Son of Przemysł I and Elisabeth of Wrocław
Also Duke of Poznań, Greater Poland and Pomerania
Piast  
Přemyslid kingsEdit
Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Wenceslaus II of Bohemia
(1271-09-27)27 September 1271 – 21 June 1305(1305-06-21) (aged 33) High Duke: 1291
King: 1300
High Duke: 1300
King: 1305
Son of Ottokar II of Bohemia and Kunigunda of Slavonia
Married Przemysł II's daughter Elisabeth Richeza of Poland
Also King of Bohemia
Přemyslid  
Wenceslaus III of Bohemia
(1289-10-06)6 October 1289 – 4 August 1306(1306-08-04) (aged 16) 1305 1306 Son of Wenceslaus II and Judith of Habsburg
Uncrowned
Assassinated
Přemyslid  

Reunited Kingdom of Poland, 1314–1569Edit

Piast kingsEdit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Władysław I the Elbow-high
  • Polish: Władysław I Łokietek
  • King
1261 – 2 March 1333 1320 1333 Restored
Re-united the Kingdom of Poland
Piast  
Casimir III the Great
(1310-04-30)30 April 1310 – 5 November 1370(1370-11-05) (aged 60) 1333 1370 Son of Władysław I the Elbow-high and Jadwiga of Kalisz
Regarded as one of the greatest Polish monarchs
Piast  

Anjou kingsEdit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Louis I of Hungary
(1326-03-05)5 March 1326 – 10 September 1382(1382-09-10) (aged 56) 1370 1382 Son of Charles I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Poland
Nephew of Casimir III
Elected king and crowned on 17 November
Also King of Hungary
Anjou  
Jadwiga of Poland
1373/4 – 17 July 1399 16 October 1384 17 July 1399 Daughter of Louis I and Elizabeth of Bosnia
Crowned "king", 1384
Reigned jointly with her husband
Władysław II Jagiełło from 1386
Anjou  

Jagiellonian kingsEdit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Władysław II Jagiełło
ca. 1351/1362 – (1434-06-01)1 June 1434 4 March 1386 1 June 1434 Son of Algirdas of Lithuania and Uliana of Tver
Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1377-1434
Reigned jointly with his wife Jadwiga till 1399
The longest-reigning King of Poland
Jagiellonian  
Władysław III of Poland
  • Władysław III of Varna, Władysław Warneńczyk
  • King
(1424-10-31)31 October 1424 – 10 November 1444(1444-11-10) (aged 20) 25 July 1434 10 November 1444 Son of Władysław II Jagiełło and Sophia of Halshany
Also king of Hungary, as Ulászló I
Fell at Battle of Varna, in Bulgaria, hence called "of Varna"
Jagiellonian  
Casimir IV Jagiellon
  • Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk
  • King
(1427-11-30)30 November 1427 - 7 June 1492(1492-06-07) (aged 64) 25 June 1447 7 June 1492 Son of Władysław II and Sophia of Halshany
Also Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1440–92
His successful reign ended in the final destruction of the Teutonic Knights
Jagiellonian  
John I Albert
  • Jan I Olbracht
  • King
(1459-12-27)27 December 1459 – 17 June 1501(1501-06-17) (aged 41) 23 September 1492 16 June 1501 Son of Casimir IV and Elisabeth of Austria Jagiellonian  
Alexander I Jagiellon
  • Aleksander I Jagiellończyk
  • King
(1461-08-05)5 August 1461 – 19 August 1506(1506-08-19) (aged 45) 12 December 1501 19 August 1506 Son of Casimir IV and Elisabeth of Austria
Also Grand Duke of Lithuania 1492-1506
Jagiellonian  
Sigismund I the Old
  • Zygmunt I Stary
  • King
(1467-01-01)1 January 1467 – 1 April 1548(1548-04-01) (aged 81) 8 December 1506 1 April 1548 Son of Casimir IV and Elisabeth of Austria
Also Grand Duke of Lithuania
Forced Prussian Homage in 1525
Annexed Duchy of Masovia in 1526
Entered alliance with Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
Jagiellonian  
Sigismund II Augustus
  • Zygmunt II August
  • King
(1520-08-01)1 August 1520 – 7 July 1572(1572-07-07) (aged 51) 1 April 1548 7 July 1572 Son of Sigismund I and Bona Sforza
Also Grand Duke of Lithuania
Replaced the personal union of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with a real union and an elective monarchy (Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth) in 1569
Jagiellonian  

Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1569–1795Edit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Henry de Valois
  • Henryk Walezy
  • King
(1551-09-19)19 September 1551 – 2 August 1589(1589-08-02) (aged 37) 21 February 1574 12 May 1575 Son of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici
Abandoned the Polish throne three months after his coronation in order to become King of France
Valois  
Anna
  • Anna Jagiellonka
  • King[8]
(1523-10-18)18 October 1523 – 9 September 1596(1596-09-09) (aged 72) 15 December 1575 12 December 1586 Daughter of Sigismund I and Bona Sforza
Reigned together with her husband Stephen Báthory
Jagiellonian  
Stephen Báthory
  • Stefan Batory
  • King
(1533-09-27)27 September 1533 – 12 December 1586(1586-12-12) (aged 53) 15 December 1575 12 December 1586 Son of Stephen VIII Báthory and Catherine Telegdi
Prince of Transylvania
Reigned together with his wife Anna
Báthory  
Sigismund III
  • Zygmunt III Waza
  • King
20 June 1566 – 30 April 1632(1632-04-30) (aged 65) 18 September 1587 19 April 1632 Grandson of Sigismund I
Son of John III of Sweden and Catherine Jagiellon
Also King of Sweden 1592-1599, titular King 1599–1632
During his reign Polish troops captured Moscow
Moved capital from Kraków to Warsaw
Vasa  
Władysław IV
  • Władysław IV Waza
  • King
9 June 1595 – 20 May 1648(1648-05-20) (aged 52) 8 November 1632 20 May 1648 Son of Sigismund III and Anne of Austria
Titular Tsar of Russia 1610–1634, titular King of Sweden 1632–1648
Vasa  
John II Casimir
  • Jan II Kazimierz
  • King
(1609-03-22)22 March 1609 – 16 December 1672(1672-12-16) (aged 63) 20 November 1648 16 September 1668 Son of Sigismund III and Constance of Austria
Titular King of Sweden 1648-1660
Abdicated
Vasa  
Michael I
  • Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki
  • King
(1640-05-31)May 31, 1640 – November 10, 1673(1673-11-10) (aged 33) 19 June 1669 10 November 1673 Son of a successful but controversial military commander, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, and Gryzelda Konstancja Zamoyska Wiśniowiecki  
John III
  • Jan III Sobieski
  • King
(1629-08-17)17 August 1629 – 17 June 1696(1696-06-17) (aged 66) 21 May 1674 17 June 1696 Son of Jakub Sobieski and Zofia Teofillia Daniłowicz
Most famous for his brilliant victory over the Turks at the Battle of Vienna in 1683
Sobieski  
Augustus II the Strong
  • August II Mocny
  • King
(1670-05-12)12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733(1733-02-01) (aged 62) 15 September 1697 16 February 1704 (deposed)
24 September 1706 (abdicates)
Son of John George III and Anna Sophie of Denmark
Elector of Saxony as Frederick Augustus I, 1694–1733
Wettin  
Stanisław I
  • Stanisław I Leszczyński
  • King
(1677-10-20)20 October 1677 – 23 February 1766(1766-02-23) (aged 88) 4 October 1705 8 August 1709 Son of Rafał Leszczyński and Anna Jabłonowska
Yielded to Augustus II
Leszczyński  
Augustus II the Strong
  • August II Mocny
  • King
(1670-05-12)12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733(1733-02-01) (aged 62) 8 August 1709 1 February 1733 Restored Wettin  
Stanisław I
  • Stanisław I Leszczyński
  • King
(1677-10-20)20 October 1677 – 23 February 1766(1766-02-23) (aged 88) 12 September 1733 30 June 1734
(deposed)
27 January 1736
(abdicates)
Restored
Defeated in War of the Polish Succession
Became Duke of Lorraine until his death
Leszczyński  
Augustus III
  • August III Sas
  • King
17 October 1696 – 5 October 1763(1763-10-05) (aged 66) 17 January 1734
(in opposition)
30 June 1734
(effectively)
5 October 1763 Son of Augustus II and Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth Wettin  
Stanisław II Augustus
  • Stanisław August Poniatowski
  • King
(1732-01-17)17 January 1732 – 12 February 1798(1798-02-12) (aged 66) 25 November 1764 7 January 1795 Son of Stanisław Poniatowski and Konstancja Czartoryska
Forced to abdicate when the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (the Polish Republic since May 3, 1791) ceased to exist
Poniatowski  

Duchy of Warsaw, 1807–1815Edit

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Frederick Augustus I
  • Fryderyk August I
  • Duke
(1750-12-23)23 December 1750 – (1827-05-05)5 May 1827 9 June 1807 22 May 1815 Son of Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony and Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria
Duke of Warsaw
Wettin  


Pretenders to the Polish throneEdit

Not recognized royal electionsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

BibliographyEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Since 1574
  2. ^ It was not allowed to use abbreviations and acronyms
  3. ^ In the 17th century and later Poland was usually known as the Most Serene Republic of Poland (Polish: Najjaśniejsza Rzeczpospolita Polska, Latin: Serenissima Res Publica Poloniae).
  4. ^ http://www.ampolinstitute.org/pdf/Polish-Kings.pdf
  5. ^ dated around 700 by Marcin Bielski
  6. ^ Uncrowned - also considered titular King of Poland
  7. ^ Jadwiga was crowned King of Poland — Hedvig Rex Poloniæ, not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ. Polish law had no provision for a female ruler (queen regnant), but did not specify that the monarch had to be male. The masculine gender of her title was also meant to emphasize that she was monarch in her own right, not a queen consort.
  8. ^ Anna was crowned King of Poland