Casimir IV Jagiellon

1427 - 1492

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Casimir IV (in full Casimir IV Andrew Jagiellon; Polish: Kazimierz IV Andrzej Jagiellończyk [kaˈʑimjɛʂ jaɡʲɛˈl(l)ɔjntʂɨk] (listen); Lithuanian: Kazimieras Jogailaitis; 30 November 1427 – 7 June 1492) was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1440 and King of Poland from 1447, until his death. He was one of the most active Polish-Lithuanian rulers, under whom Poland, by defeating the Teutonic Knights in the Thirteen Years' War recovered Pomerania, and the Jagiellonian dynasty became one of the leading royal houses in Europe. The great triumph of his reign was bringing Prussia under Polish rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Casimir IV Jagiellon has received more than 411,284 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Casimir IV Jagiellon is the 1,263rd most popular politician (down from 1,176th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Poland (down from 73rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Polish Politician.

Casimir IV Jagiellon is most famous for being the Grand Duke of Lithuania, and for his marriage to Elizabeth of Austria.

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Among politicians, Casimir IV Jagiellon ranks 1,263 out of 15,710Before him are Boris Johnson, Elizabeth of Luxembourg, Manuel II of Portugal, Den, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and Sauli Niinistö. After him are Tongzhi Emperor, Ion Iliescu, Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia, David II of Scotland, Stateira II, and Alexios III Angelos.

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Among people born in 1427, Casimir IV Jagiellon ranks 2Before him is Emperor Yingzong of Ming. After him are Sigismund, Archduke of Austria, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Antonio Rossellino, and Shen Zhou. Among people deceased in 1492, Casimir IV Jagiellon ranks 6Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Piero della Francesca, Pope Innocent VIII, Elizabeth Woodville, and Jami. After him are Gülbahar Hatun, Antoine Busnois, Jaume Huguet, and Sonni Ali.

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Among people born in Poland, Casimir IV Jagiellon ranks 75 out of 1,231Before him are Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Emanuel Lasker (1868), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Maria Feodorovna (1759), and Benoit Mandelbrot (1924). After him are Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), and Anton Denikin (1872).


Among politicians born in Poland, Casimir IV Jagiellon ranks 12Before him are Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Casimir III the Great (1310), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund I the Old (1467), and Bolesław I the Brave (967). After him are Lech Kaczyński (1949), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Marie Walewska (1786), and Horst Köhler (1943).