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Mieszko I
(Painting by Jan Matejko.)
Mieszko I
Reign ca. 960May 25, 992.
Royal House Piast.
Coat of Arms The Piast Eagle.
Parents Siemomysł,
mother unknown.
Consorts Dubrawka,
Oda.
Children With Dubrawka:
Bolesław I the Brave,
Świętosława.
With Oda:
Mieszko,
Świętopełk,
Lambert.
Date of Birth ca. 935.
Place of Birth  ?
Date of Death May 25, 992.
Place of Death Poznań, Poland.
Place of Burial Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Poznań, Poland.

Mieszko I (ca. 935 - May 25, 992), son of the semi-legendary Siemomysł, was the first historically known Piast duke of the Polans, who gave their name to the country that would later be called "Poland." Mieszko was not the duke's actual name but was given to him later - contemporary documents called him Mesco, Misico, Mesico, Msko or similar, he also appeared as Dagr and Dagome in document called Dagome iudex, his name Dago reflect his northern European roots. Daga, Dagga, Daca, modern German language Degen, English dagger all mean a sword, a short sharp weapon, which translated to Polish language became the name he is known under. Jan Matejko , self-portrait Jan Matejko, also Jan Mateyko (b. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MieszkoDagome. ... Events Edgar the Peaceable crowned King of England. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Events Boleslaus I becomes Duke of Poland Births Deaths February 1 - Jawhar as-Siqilli, Fatimid statesman May 25 - Mieszko I Borell II, Count of Barcelona Categories: 992 ... The term Royal House refers to the official designation and name of a royal family instead of surname. ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ... // History The history of Polish heraldry is an integral part of the history of the szlachta, the Polish nobility. ... The Piast Eagle (Polish: OrzeÅ‚ Piastowski) is a Polish Coat of Arms. ... Siemomysł is the third legendary Polish duke, and said to be the father of Polands first historical ruler, Mieszko I. Siemomysł is credited with leaving the lands known as Greater Poland to his son, who further expanded them during his reign. ... Dubrawka, by Jan Matejko Dubrawka of Bohemia (Czech, Doubravka; Polish, Dobrawa or DÄ…brówka; born circa 925/931, died 977) was the daughter of Duke Boleslav I of Bohemia and of Adiva of England. ... Oda von Haldensleben (sometimes Ote; before 978 - 1023) was daughter of the Margrave of the North March, Theoderich (or Dietrich). ... Dubrawka, by Jan Matejko Dubrawka of Bohemia (Czech, Doubravka; Polish, Dobrawa or DÄ…brówka; born circa 925/931, died 977) was the daughter of Duke Boleslav I of Bohemia and of Adiva of England. ... Reign From 992 until 1025 Coronation On April 18, 1025 in Gniezno Cathedral, Poland Royal House Piast Coat of Arms OrzeÅ‚ Piastowski Parents Mieszko I Dubrawka Consorts Rikdaga Judith Enmilda Oda Children with Judith Bezprym with Enmilda Regelina Mieszko II Lambert Otton with Oda Matylda Date of Birth 966/967... Sigrid the Haughty, Gunhilda, Sigrid Storråda, Świętosława, (967 - 1014). ... Oda von Haldensleben (sometimes Ote; before 978 - 1023) was daughter of the Margrave of the North March, Theoderich (or Dietrich). ... Events Václav (Saint Wenceslas), Duke of the Bohemians, murdered by his brother, Boleslav I, who succeeds him Gyeonhwon, the king of Hubaekje, is overthrown by his eldest son Singeom. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Events Boleslaus I becomes Duke of Poland Births Deaths February 1 - Jawhar as-Siqilli, Fatimid statesman May 25 - Mieszko I Borell II, Count of Barcelona Categories: 992 ... The Poznan is also a breed of horse. ... The Cathedral Basilica of St. ... The Poznan is also a breed of horse. ... Events Václav (Saint Wenceslas), Duke of the Bohemians, murdered by his brother, Boleslav I, who succeeds him Gyeonhwon, the king of Hubaekje, is overthrown by his eldest son Singeom. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Events Boleslaus I becomes Duke of Poland Births Deaths February 1 - Jawhar as-Siqilli, Fatimid statesman May 25 - Mieszko I Borell II, Count of Barcelona Categories: 992 ... Siemomysł is the third legendary Polish duke, and said to be the father of Polands first historical ruler, Mieszko I. Siemomysł is credited with leaving the lands known as Greater Poland to his son, who further expanded them during his reign. ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ... Polans (western) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Dagome iudex is the name applied to one of the earliest documents supposedly relating to Poland, which refers to Dago/Dagr of the Norwegian Daglingers, (who was later called Mieszko I), and his wife Oda in 991, placing the land of the Polans with its capital, Gniezno, under the protection...


In 965 he married Dobrawa (Dobrava, Dubrawka), daughter of Boleslav I, Duke of Bohemia. In 980 he married Oda von Haldensleben, daughter of Dietrich (Theoderic) of Haldensleben, Count of the North March (965-985), after abducting her from the monastery of Kalbe. Dąbrówka by Jan Matejko Dubrawka of Bohemia (Polish, Dobrawa or Dąbrówka, Czech Doubravka), born about 925/931 died 977. ... Boleslaus I the Cruel Boleslaus I the Cruel (Czech: ) (died July 15, 972 (or 967)), was the Duke of Bohemia from 935 to 972 (or 929 - 967). ... Bohemia. ... Oda von Haldensleben (sometimes Ote; before 978 - 1023) was daughter of the Margrave of the North March, Theoderich (or Dietrich). ...


The early career of Mieszko was dominated by fighting with the tribes of Wieletes and Volinians south of the Baltic Sea, and their ally, the Saxon count Wichman. Mieszko was baptised in 966, probably under the influence of his Christian first wife or perhaps in order to avoid confrontation with the Holy Roman Empire to the west. He built a church dedicated to Saint George at Gniezno and in 968 he founded the first Polish cathedral in Poznań dedicated to Saint Peter. Those events are also known as the baptism of Poland. The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Events April 14 or April 30 - Mieszko I, first duke of Poland, baptised a Christian Births Fujiwara no Michinaga, Japanese regent Deaths King Dubh I of Scotland Categories: 966 ... This page is about the Germanic empire. ... Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Motto: none Voivodship Greater Poland Municipal government Mayor Jaromir Dziel Area 40,9 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 71 040 none 1737/km² Founded City rights 8th century 1239 Latitude Longitude 52°32 N 17°36 E Area code +48 61 Car plates PGN Twin towns Anagni, Esztergom, Falkenberg, Saint... Events Births Emperor Kazan of Japan Ethelred II of England Romanus Argyrus, later Romanus III of the Eastern Roman Empire. ... Motto: none Voivodship Greater Poland Municipal government Rada miasta Poznania Mayor Ryszard Grobelny Area 261,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 578 900 (2002) 850 000 2215/km² Founded City rights 8th century 1253 Latitude Longitude 52°1734 N - 52°3027 N 16°4408 E - 17°04... Petrus, by Francesco del Cossa Saint Peter, also known as Peter, Simon ben Jonah/BarJonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Kepha—original name Simon or Simeon (Acts 15:14)—was one of the twelve original disciples or apostles of Jesus. ... Christianization of Poland in 966 by Jan Matejko The Baptism of Poland (Polish: Chrzest Polski) was the event in 966 that signified the beginning of the Christianization of Poland, commencing with the baptism of Mieszko I, who was the first ruler of the Polish state. ...


At the time of the reign of Mieszko there was no single place serving as the capital, instead he built several castles around his country. Of the most important were: Poznań, Gniezno and Ostrów Lednicki. The latter was a ring-fort some 460 feet in diameter, containing his residence, a fine stone palace, the country's first monumental architecture. Ostrów Lednicki is a castle in Poland built in mediaeval times on an island on Lake Lednica. ...


He had probably one sister of unknown name, and two brothers: one of them, name unknown, was killed in battle around 964; the second, named Czcibor, died in the Battle of Cedynia in 972. // Introduction The battle of Cedynia happened on 24 June 972 during the rule of first christian ruler of Poland - the duke Mieszko I. There was a war raging over the western border of the young country. ...


Some historians suggest that Mieszko I had pledged allegiance to emperor Otto I the Great, to emperor Otto II and again to emperor Otto III. However, there is much dispute over this point from the Polish side - mainly whether his allegiance represented the whole of Poland, or only part (the disputed fragment is "usque Varta fluvium"). One medieval chronicle also states that Mieszko pledged allegiance to Margrave Gero, but since the chronicle itself is believed to be an abstract of another which does not mention this, it is now generally considered to be a myth. Otto I at his victory over Berengar of Friuli Grave of Otto I in Magdeburg Otto I the Great ( November 23, 912 - May 7, 973), son of Henry I the Fowler, king of the Germans, and Matilda of Ringelheim, was Duke of Saxony, King of the Germans and arguably the... Otto II ( 955 – December 7, 983, Rome), was the third German ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. ... Margrave Gero (born circa 900, died 965) was Margrave of the Ostmark. ...


His reign began around 962 in Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), Kuyavia (Kujawy) and possibly in eastern Pomerania. In the 960s he probably at least partially conquered western Pomerania, and in the 990's he conquered Silesia (Śląsk) and Little Poland (Małopolska). Events February 2 - Pope John XII crowns Otto I the Great Holy Roman Emperor. ... Greater Poland (also Great Poland; Polish: Wielkopolska, German: Grosspolen, Latin: Polonia Maior) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ... KUYAVIA (sometimes spelt Cuyavia; in German KUJAWIEN, in Polish KUJAVY) is a historical region of Poland, named after the pagan tribe of the Kujawier (name in German) still known there under that name in the tenth century AD. It is the northernmost part of Greater Poland, west of Masovia and... Historic Western Pomerania (outlined in yellow) on the background of modern country borders. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (-Latin, Polish: ÅšlÄ…sk, German: Schlesien, Czech: Slezsko) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Lesser Poland voivodship since 1999 Lesser Poland (sometimes also referred to as Little Poland, Polish MaÅ‚opolska, Latin Polonia Minor) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ...


Much of his military activity was along the Baltic coast, in territory later called Pomerania. He defeated Margrave Hodo of the Northern March at Cedynia in 972, and reached the mouth of the Oder (Odra) river in 976. The decisive battle, fought in 979, ensured Mieszko's position as ruler of the area. The following year he celebrated his temporary conquest by dedicating a fortress at Gdańsk. Settlements there have existed for millennia and Pomeranian and Prussian territories overlap at the mouth of the Vistula River. Historic Western Pomerania (outlined in yellow) on the background of modern country borders. ... Northern March (in German, Nordmark), was the Holy Roman Empires territorial organisation on the conquered areas of the Wends. ... Cedynia is a city in West Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland. ... Events Otto II marries Theophanu, Byzantine princess. ... The Oder River (Czech/Polish: Odra, German: Oder, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe. ... GdaÅ„sk (pronounced (?), Danzig in German, Kashubian: GduÅ„sk, Latin: Gedania; also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, its principal seaport, and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ...

Polish 10-zloty banknote with likeness of Mieszko I.
Polish 10-zloty banknote with likeness of Mieszko I.

In 981 Mieszko I lost the land known only as Grody Czerwieńskie to Vladimir I, prince of Kiev. In 986, upon the death of emperor Otto II, he pledged allegiance to the Emperor Otto III, and helped him with wars with the Polabians. Shortly before his death he gifted his state to the pope and received it as a fief of the Pope in a document usually called the Dagome Iudex. This document indexes the lands of (Mieszko), referred to as "Dagome" in the document, and his wife, former nun Oda and her sons by him. The other son Boleslaw I is not mentioned. It is assumed that the real name was Dago or Dagr and that he was of the royal Daglinger of Norway. http://www. ... http://www. ... Złoty. ... A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. ... Detail of the Millenium of Russia monument in Novgorod (1862) representing St Vladimir and his family. ... Otto III (980 - January 23, 1002) was the fourth ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. ... Polabians are a Slavic people historically dwelling in the basin of the Elbe and on the Baltic coast of Germany. ... The Pope (from Greek: pappas, father; from Latin: papa, Papa, father) is the head of the Catholic Church, which considers him the Successor of St. ... Dagome iudex is the name applied to one of the earliest documents supposedly relating to Poland, which refers to Dago/Dagr of the Norwegian Daglingers, (who was later called Mieszko I), and his wife Oda in 991, placing the land of the Polans with its capital, Gniezno, under the protection...


From his first marriage he had a son, his successor Boleslaus, and two daughters, Sygryda and the other of an unknown name. Sygryda was the wife (as queen Sigrid the Haughty) of Eric the Victorious, king of Sweden and then (as queen Gunhilda) of king Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark, and mother of king Canute of Denmark and England. "Świętosława" is generally accepted by historians as the best approximation of this first daughter's Slavic name. The second daughter was most likely married to a Pomeranian Slavic Prince. Reign From 992 until 1025 Coronation On April 18, 1025 in Gniezno Cathedral, Poland Royal House Piast Coat of Arms OrzeÅ‚ Piastowski Parents Mieszko I Dubrawka Consorts Rikdaga Judith Enmilda Oda Children with Judith Bezprym with Enmilda Regelina Mieszko II Lambert Otton with Oda Matylda Date of Birth 966/967... Sigrid the Haughty, Gunhilda, Sigrid Storråda, Świętosława, (967 - 1014). ... Eric the Victorious (VI), Old Norse: Eiríkr inn sigrsæli, Modern Swedish: Erik Segersäll, (970?- 995), was king of the Swedes during the second half of the 10th century. ... Sigrid the Haughty, Gunhilda, Sigrid Storråda, Świętosława, (967 - 1014) was the daughter of mythical Burislav (almost certainly Mieszko I of Poland and Dubrawka). ... This article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Canute (or Cnut) I, or Canute the Great (Old Norse: Knútr inn ríki, Danish: Knud II den Store, Norwegian: Knut den mektige) (994/995 – November 12, 1035) was king of England, Denmark and Norway and governor or overlord of Schleswig and Pomerania. ...


From his second marriage he had three sons; Mieszko, Lambert, and Świętopełk.


See also

Monarchs of Poland
Piast: Siemowit | Lestko | Siemomysł | Mieszko I | Bolesław I the Brave | Mieszko II Lambert | Bezprym | Mieszko II Lambert | Kazimierz I the Restorer | Bolesław II the Bold | Władysław I Herman | Zbigniew of Poland | Bolesław III Wrymouth | Władysław II the Exile | Bolesław IV the Curly | Mieszko III the Old | Kazimierz II the Just | Leszek I the White | Władysław III Spindleshanks | Leszek I the White | Mieszko IV Tanglefoot | Leszek I the White | Władysław III Spindleshanks | Konrad I of Masovia | Henryk I the Bearded | Henryk II the Pious | Konrad I of Masovia | Bolesław V the Chaste | Leszek II the Black | Henryk IV Probus | Przemysł II
Přemyslid: Václav II | Václav III
Piast: Władysław I the Elbow-high | Kazimierz III the Great
Angevin: Ludwik the Hungarian | Jadwiga Angevin
Jagiellon: Władysław II Jagiełło | Władysław III of Varna | Kazimierz IV Jagiellon | Jan I Olbracht | Alexander Jagiellon | Zygmunt I the Old | Zygmunt II August
Elected: Henryk III Walezy | Anna Jagiellon | Stefan Batory | Zygmunt III Vasa | Władysław IV Vasa | Jan II Kazimierz Vasa | Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki | Jan III Sobieski | August II the Strong | Stanisław Leszczyński | August II the Strong | Stanisław Leszczyński | August III the Saxon | Stanisław August Poniatowski

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