Dukes of Silesia

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According to the statute, constitution or last will of the Polish duke Boleslaus 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, Silesia was given to the Ladislaus the Exile the oldest son of Boleslaus, and subsequenly divided among his descendants and successors, until they died out in 1675.


Duchy of Silesia

1138-1146 Ladislaus I the Exile exiled by his brothers
1146-1163 Boleslaus IV the Curly brother of Wladuslaus
1163-1177 Boleslaus I the Long, Mieszko I Platonogi and Konrad, sons of Ladislaus I

Duchies of Lower Silesia

Duchy of Wroclaw

1177/1195-1201 Boleslaus I the Long (Boleslaw I Wysoki)
1201-1238 Henry I the Bearded (Henryk I Brodaty)
1238-1241 Henry II the Pious (Henryk II Pobozny)
1241-1248 Boleslaus II the Bald (Boleslaw II Łysy Rogatka)
1428-1266 Henry III the White (Henryk III Biały)
1266/1270-1290 Henry IV the Righteous (Henryk IV Prawy (Probus))
1290-1296 Henry V the Corpulent (Henryk V Brzuchaty)
1296-1311 Henry VI, Ladislaus and Boleslaus II
1311-1335 Henry VI the Good (Henryk VI Dobry)

1327/1335 Duchy of Wroclaw falls to Bohemia

Duchy of Bierutow

Duchy of Brzeg

Duchy of Chojnow

Duchy of Glogow

Duchy of Jawor

County of Klodzko

Duchy of Korzuchow

Duchy of Krosno

Duchy of Legnica

Duchy of Lubin

Term Incumbent Notes
Piast Dynasty
1396 to 1419/20Henry IX of Lubinpartly
1399 to 1400Ludwik II of Brzegpartly
1420 to 1431Ruprecht II of Lubinpartly
1420 to 1423Waclaw of Olawapartly, co-ruler
1420 to 1441Ludwik III of Lubinpartly, co-ruler
1441 to 1454Margaret of Opolepartly
1441 to 1453Jan of Chojnowpartly
1441 to 1452Henry X of Chojnowpartly
1346/1354 - Partition of the Duchy:
  • Lublin to the Duchy of Glogow (1446), then to the Duchy of Złotoryja (1449)
  • Smaller part to the Duchy of Brzeg, Duchy of Opole, and finally to the Duchy of Zlotoryja (1449/1454)

Duchy of Lwowek

Duchy of Olesnica

1309-1320/1Boleslaw of Olesnica
1309-1366Konrad I of Olesnica

1492 Duchy of Olesnica falls to Bohemia.

Duchy of Olawa

Duchy of Scinawa

Duchy of Swidnica

Duchy of Wolow

Duchy of Ziebice

Term Incumbent Notes
Piast Dynasty
1312 to 1341Bolko II of Ziebice The first Duke of Ziebice from 1322; Vassal of Bohemia from 1336
1341 to 1358Nicholas of Ziebice
1358 to 1410Bolko III of Ziebiceco-ruler
1358 to 1366/85Henryk II of Ziebiceco-ruler
1358 to ca. 1360Agnes of Lichtenburgmother, regent
1410 to 1428John of Ziebiceco-ruler
1410 to 1420Henry II of Ziebiceco-ruler
1428 - Duchy of Ziebice falls to Bohemia

Duchy of Zagan

Duchies of Upper Silesia

Duchy of Opole

Duchy of Bielsko

Duchy of Bytom

Term Incumbent Notes
Piast Dynasty
1177/9 to 1211Mieszko I Plątonogi The first duke of Bytom
1280/1 to 1312Casimir of BytomThe first Ruler of the second Duchy of Bytom, co-ruler from 1303
1303 to 1328Boleslaus of Toszekco-ruler
1303 to 1352Wladislaus of Bytomco-ruler
1312 to 1316Siemowit of Bytomco-ruler
1312 to ca 1345Jerzy of Bytomco-ruler
1312 to 1328Mieszko of Siewierzco-ruler
1340 to ca 1350Siemowit of Bytomsecond time, co-ruler
1336 to 1342Casimir of Kozielskco-ruler
1342 to 1354/5Boleslaus of Bytomco-ruler to ca 1350
1354/5 to 1357Margaret of Moraviaunoficial, disputable
1354/5 - Partition of the Duchy:

Duchy of Cieszyn

Upto 1290 Cieszyn belonged to the Duchy of Raciborz

in 1653 Duchy of Cieszyn transferred to the Habsburg domains

Duchy of Gliwice

Duchy of Glogowek

Duchy of Karniow

Duchy of Kozielsk

Duchy of Namyslow

Duchy of Niemodlin

Eclessiatical Duchy of Nysa

Duchy of Opava

Duchy of Oswiecim

Term Incumbent Notes
Pist Dynasty
1314/5 to 1321/4Wladislaus I of Oswiecimco-regent
1321/4 to 1372Jan I Scholastyk
1321/4 to 1325Eufrozyna of Masoviaco-regent (mother)
1372 to 1375/6Jan II of Oswiecim
1375/6 to 1405Jan III of Oswiecim
1405 to 1406Przemyslaw of OswiecimDuke of Scinawa (partly; from 1404), Duke of Toszek (from 1405)

Duchy of Raciborz

Term Incumbent Notes
Piast Dynasty
1280/1 to 1290Mieszko I of Cieszynco-ruler, Duke of Cieszyn, Oswiecim and Raciborz
1280/1 to 1306Przemyslaw of Raciborzco-ruler, Duke of Cieszyn, Oswiecim and Raciborz; the first Duke of Raciborz; Vassal of Wenceslaus II from 1292
1306 to 1336Leszek of Raciborz
1306 to 1308Mieszko I Cieszyńskiregent
1236 - Partition of the Duchy:

Duchy of Radziejow

Duchy of Strzelce

Duchy of Toszek

Duchy of Wadowice

Duchy of Wielun

Duchy of Zator

Term Incumbent Notes
Piast Dynasty
1433/4 to 1468Waclaw I of Zator Duke of Zator from 1445
1468 to 1490Casimir II of Zatorco-ruler
1468 to 1484/7Waclaw II of Zatorco-ruler
1468 to 1494John V of Zatorco-ruler, Duke of Wadowice from 1493
1468 to 1493Wladislaus of Zatorco-ruler, Duke of Wadowice from 1482
1493 to 1503Agnieszka Zatorskaunofficial, only owner of Wadowice
  • Duchy of Zator became a part of Poland (in 1494)
  • Wadowice became a part of Poland in 1503

See also:

Guidelines for the spelling of names of Polish rulers
List of Polish rulers
Dukes of Masovia
Dukes of Greater Poland
Dukes of Little Poland
Dukes of Cuiavia
Dukes of Leczyca
Dukes of Sieradzpl:Książęta wrocławscy


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