John II Casimir Vasa

1609 - 1672

John II Casimir Vasa

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 second son of Sigismund III Vasa and Constance of Austria. His older brother and predecessor on the throne was 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 238,232 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,128th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 1,122 out of 14,801Before him are Petronius Maximus, Giorgio Napolitano, Alexander I of Serbia, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Queen Seondeok of Silla, and Alexander I of Macedon. After him are Perseus of Macedon, Shinzō Abe, Glycerius, Amin al-Husseini, Emperor Gaozong of Tang, and Amadeo I of Spain.

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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, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Judith Leyster, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Kâtip Çelebi, Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, Pierre-Paul Riquet, Paul Fleming, and Jean Rotrou. Among people deceased in 1672, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 2Before him is Heinrich Schütz. After him are Johan de Witt, Peter Stuyvesant, Al-Rashid of Morocco, Franciscus Sylvius, John Wilkins, Adriaen van de Velde, Pierre Séguier, Georg Stiernhielm, Anne Bradstreet, and Pedro Calungsod.

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Among people born in Poland, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 70 out of 930Before him are Albert A. Michelson (1852), Faustina Kowalska (1905), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Norbert Elias (1897), and Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046). After him are Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), and Johannes Hevelius (1611).


Among politicians born in Poland, John II Casimir Vasa ranks 13Before him are Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Sigismund I the Old (1467), and Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046). After him are Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Casimir III the Great (1310), Donald Tusk (1957), Béla I of Hungary (1016), and Marie Walewska (1786).

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