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 72,949 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Casimir II the Just is the 5,800th most popular politician (down from 4,922nd in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from Poland (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 79th most popular Polish Politician.

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Among politicians, Casimir II the Just ranks 5,800 out of 15,710Before him are Infanta Cristina of Spain, Samuel Adams, Alparslan Türkeş, Karl August von Hardenberg, Robert Todd Lincoln, and Zubaidah bint Ja`far. After him are Emperor Go-Nijō, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Ashur-dan III, Koča Popović, Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans, and Al-Musta'in.

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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 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 333 out of 1,231Before him are Andreas Schlüter (1660), Richard Abegg (1869), Johann Reinhold Forster (1729), Maria Szymanowska (1789), Heinz Reinefarth (1903), and Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of Neuburg (1693). After him are Anny Ondra (1903), Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867), Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702), Zeev Sternhell (1935), Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria (1457), and Siemomysł (922).


Among politicians born in Poland, Casimir II the Just ranks 79Before him are Władysław II the Exile (1105), Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919), Henry the Bearded (1163), Elizabeth Richeza of Poland (1286), Bolesław V the Chaste (1226), and Arthur Greiser (1897). After him are Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria (1457), Siemomysł (922), Mieszko III the Old (1126), Myechyslaw Hryb (1938), Józef Beck (1894), and Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954).