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Dukes of Greater Poland

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According to the statute, constitution or last will of the Polish duke Boleslaus III the Wrymouth Poland was divided into the 4-5 hereditary provinces distributed among his sons, and a royal province of Cracow for the eldest to be the high-duke of all Poland.

One of these provinces, Greater Poland was given to the Mieszko III the Old the third oldest son of Boleslaus, and subsequenly divided among his descendants and successors, until they died out in 1296. After a short period of rule by the dukes from various branches of Piast dynasty and the kings of Bohemia, the province fell to Ladislaus the Short (crowned king 1320) and turned into the Poznan Voivodship and Kalisz Voivodship of the united Kingdom of Poland.

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Duchy of Greater Poland

Turned into the Greater Poland province of the united Kingdom of Poland, divided into the Poznan Voivodship and Kalisz Voivodship.

Duchy of Poznan

Upto 1177 it was a part of the Duchy of Greater Poland. In the following years it was temporarily a separated duchy, sometimes joined with the duchies of Gniezno and Kalisz.

Turned into the Poznan Voivodship, part of the Greater Poland province of the united Kingdom of Poland

Duchy of Gniezno

Upto 1177 it was a part of the Duchy of Greater Poland. In the following years it was temporarily a separated duchy, sometimes joined with the duchies of Poznan and Kalisz.

Together with the Duchy of Kalisz turned into the Kalisz Voivodship, part of the Greater Poland province of the united Kingdom of Poland

Duchy of Kalisz

Upto 1177 it was a part of the Duchy of Greater Poland, and upto 1290 part of the Duchy of Gniezno. In the following years it was temporarily a separated duchy, sometimes joined with the duchies of Poznan and Gniezno.

Together with the Duchy of Gniezno turned into the Kalisz Voivodship, part of the Greater Poland province of the united Kingdom of Poland

Duchy of Ujscie

Temporary duchy created during the struggle of Ladislaus for control of all Greater Poland province, later part of the Duchy of Gniezno.


Further reading

  • Zygmunt Boras, Książęta piastowscy Wielkopolski, Wydawnictwo Poznańskie, Poznań 1983, ISBN 83-210-0381-8
  • Oskar Balzer, Genealogia Piastów, Kraków 1895
  • K. Dworzaczek, Geneaalogia, part 1-2, Warszawa 1959
  • Poczet książąt i królów polskich, Warszawa 1978
  • Kronika Wielkopolska

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See also:

Guidelines for the spelling of names of Polish rulers
List of Polish rulers
Piast Dynasty
Dukes of Silesia
Dukes of Masovia
Dukes of Little Poland
Dukes of Cuiavia
Dukes of Leczyca
Dukes of Sieradz
Poznań (city)
History of Poznań (city)pl:Książęta wielkopolscy
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