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 Casimir III The Great

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Casimir III The Great

  • Birth 30 Apr 1310 Poland
  • Death 5 Nov 1370 Krakow, Małopolskie, Poland
  • Burial Krakow, Małopolskie, Poland
  • Memorial ID 20603830

Polish Nobility. King of Poland from 1333 until his death in 1370. He was also known as Casimir the great the only ruler of Poland to use that title. The son of King Wladyslaw I the Elbow High and his wife Jadwiga of Gniezno and Greater Poland. A great reformer of Polaish civil and criminal law. He founded the University of Krakow. Casimir was well liked by thwe Jewish population of Poland and gave them many rights that had been taken away by previous rulers. The Jewish Quarter of Krakow, known as Kazimierz, was named after him. Having five daughters and no legitimate male heir to the throne his nephew King Louis I of Hungary succeded him. His likeness is on the 50 Zloty bank note.


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  • Created by: Helaine M. Larina
  • Added: 24 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20603830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Casimir III The Great (30 Apr 1310–5 Nov 1370), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20603830, citing Wawel Cathedral, Krakow, Małopolskie, Poland ; Maintained by Helaine M. Larina (contributor 46491470) .