John II Casimir Vasa

1609 - 1672

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John II Casimir (Polish: Jan II Kazimierz Waza; Lithuanian: Jonas Kazimieras Vaza; 22 March 1609 – 16 December 1672) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1648 until his abdication in 1668 as well as titular King of Sweden from 1648 until 1660. He was the first son of Sigismund III Vasa with his second wife Constance of Austria. John Casimir succeeded his older half-brother, Władysław IV Vasa.As a prince, John Casimir embarked at Genoa for Spain in 1638 to negotiate a league with Philip IV against France, but was captured by Cardinal Richelieu and imprisoned at Vincennes where he remained for two years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John II Casimir Vasa has received more than 339,207 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). John II Casimir Vasa is the 1,256th most popular politician (up from 1,297th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Poland (up from 79th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Politician.

John II Casimir Vasa is most famous for being the king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1648 to 1668.

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Among politicians, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 1,256 out of 15,577Before him are Necho II, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Muawiya II, Sariputta, Hongxi Emperor, and Amr ibn Hishām. After him are Yaśodharā, Henry Clay, Philoctetes, Seonjo of Joseon, Carloman II, and Fuxi.

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Among people born in 1609, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 2Before him is Frederick III of Denmark. After him are Henrietta Maria of France, Judith Leyster, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Kâtip Çelebi, Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, and Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat. Among people deceased in 1672, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 2Before him is Heinrich Schütz. After him are Johan de Witt, Franciscus Sylvius, Peter Stuyvesant, Al-Rashid of Morocco, Marie Thérèse of France, Hümaşah Sultan, Adriaen van de Velde, John Wilkins, Marguerite of Lorraine, and Madeleine Béjart.

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Among people born in Poland, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 76 out of 1,454Before him are Gustav Fechner (1801), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Maria Feodorovna (1759), Norbert Elias (1897), and Walther Nernst (1864). After him are Pola Negri (1897), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), and Carl Menger (1840).


Among politicians born in Poland, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 16Before him are Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Casimir III the Great (1310), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Sigismund I the Old (1467), and Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427). After him are Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), Egon Krenz (1937), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858).