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Casimir II the Just

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Casimir II the Just (Polish: Kazimierz II Sprawiedliwy; 28 October 1138 – 5 May 1194) was a Lesser Polish Duke of Wiślica from 1166–1173, and of Sandomierz after 1173. He became ruler over the Polish Seniorate Province at Kraków and thereby High Duke of Poland in 1177; a position he held until his death, though interrupted once by his elder brother and predecessor Mieszko III the Old. In 1186 Casimir also inherited the Duchy of Masovia from his nephew Leszek, becoming the progenitor of the Masovian branch of the royal Piast dynasty, and great-grandfather of the later Polish king Władysław I the Elbow-high. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Casimir II the Just has received more than 83,747 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Casimir II the Just is the 5,243rd most popular politician (up from 5,794th in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from Poland (up from 333rd in 2019) and the 76th most popular Polish Politician.

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Among politicians, Casimir II the Just ranks 5,243 out of 15,577Before him are Manmohan Singh, Franz Gürtner, Kōki Hirota, Emperor Shang of Han, Al-Muktafi, and Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk. After him are Şahin Giray, Nana Akufo-Addo, Emine Erdoğan, Georg Kerschensteiner, Abdullah Khan II, and Tuman bay II.

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Among people born in 1138, Casimir II the Just ranks 5Before him are Saladin, Maimonides, Tancred, King of Sicily, and Abu Yaqub Yusuf. After him are Hōjō Tokimasa, Giraut de Bornelh, and Conan IV, Duke of Brittany. Among people deceased in 1194, Casimir II the Just ranks 6Before him are Guy of Lusignan, Leopold V, Duke of Austria, Tancred, King of Sicily, Sancho VI of Navarre, and Emperor Xiaozong of Song. After him are Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, Margaret I, Countess of Flanders, and Sviatoslav III of Kiev.

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Among people born in Poland, Casimir II the Just ranks 295 out of 1,454Before him are Mieczysław Weinberg (1919), Ewald Georg von Kleist (1700), Jean Epstein (1897), Adam Czerniaków (1880), Kazimierz Kuratowski (1896), and Martin Agricola (1486). After him are Johanna Schopenhauer (1766), Hans Jeschonnek (1899), Hans Bellmer (1902), Elizabeth Richeza of Poland (1286), Hugo Münsterberg (1863), and Józef Bem (1794).


Among politicians born in Poland, Casimir II the Just ranks 76Before him are Leszek the White (1186), Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919), Hans Modrow (1928), Franz Mehring (1846), Stanislav Kosior (1889), and Michał Kleofas Ogiński (1765). After him are Hans Jeschonnek (1899), Elizabeth Richeza of Poland (1286), Ida Haendel (1928), Henry the Bearded (1163), Siemomysł (922), and Janusz Korwin-Mikke (1942).