Poland Events in History



2011 Event - Poland announces it will provide amnesty to illegal immigrants beginning January 1, 2012

2011 Event - In Poland, the Polish People's Party coalition becomes the first government to be reelected since Poland transitioned to democracy in 1989

2010 Event - Swiebodzin, Poland announces the world's biggest statue of Jesus, called Christ the King, is completed

2010 Event - Presidential elections take place in Poland after the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash April 10, 2010

2010 Event - Bronislaw Komorowski becomes Acting President of Poland after a plane carrying President Lech Kaczynski and top Polish officials crashes, leaving no survivors

2010 Event - Extreme cold temperatures across Europe lead to 122 deaths in Poland, 7 die in Switzerland as the result of an avalanche

2009 Event - More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetary

2008 Death - Bronislaw Geremek, dies in Poland, in a car accident, at 76

2003 Event - United States, Briain, Australia and Poland invade Iraq without United Nations sanction

1997 Event - NATO invites Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to join

1997 Death - Edward Osobka-Morawski, prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies

1995 Event - Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland

1994 Event - Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 30 killed

1993 Event - Parliamentary election in Poland

1992 Death - Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies

1991 Event - 20th Boston Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil of Poland in 2:24:18

1991 Event - U.S. forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland

1991 Event - Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland

1990 Event - Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

1990 Event - Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland

1990 Event - Premier Mazowiecki of Poland, resigns

1990 Event - Lech Walesa wins in Poland's 1st popular election

1989 Event - Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World

1989 Event - Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki

1989 Event - Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland

1989 Event - Eastern Europe's 1st somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland

1989 Event - Solidarity grants legal status in Poland

1987 Event - Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

1983 Event - Poland's Prime Minister Januzelski lifts martial law

1983 Event - Pope John Paul II visits Poland

1982 Event - Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland

1982 Event - U.S. imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union

1982 Event - Poland bans Solidarity and all labor unions

1982 Event - Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland

1981 Event - Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader

1981 Event - Poland premier Jagielski resigns

1981 Event - Poland Communist Party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek

1980 Event - Poland acknowledges Solidarity union

1980 Event - Solidarity labor union in Poland forms

1980 Event - Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns

1980 Event - Poland's Solidarity labor union forms

1980 Event - Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch

1980 Event - In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk, Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike

1980 Event - Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")

1979 Event - Strikes against price increases in Gdansk Poland

1979 Event - Pope John Paul II visits Poland

1979 Event - John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)

1979 Event - Pope John Paul II visits Poland

1977 Birthday - Michael Klim, Poland, Australian swimmer 1996 Olympics

1977 Birthday - Anca Barna, Cluj, Romania, tennis star, semifinals 1995 ITF Poland

1977 Event - Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed

1976 Birthday - Kasia Kulesza, born in Warsaw, Poland, Canadian synchro swimmer, Silver Medal 1996 Olympics

1976 Birthday - Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe 1997

1975 Event - Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland

1975 Event - Poland and West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans

1972 Event - West Germany and Poland establish diplomatic relations

1972 Birthday - Mariusz Czerkawski, born in Radomsko, Poland, NHL right wing for the Edmonton Oilers

1971 Birthday - Thomas Strzalkowski, Krakow Poland, U.S. fencer-sabre 1996 Olympics

1970 Event - Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's party leader

1970 Event - Gdansk, Poland shipworkers strike

1970 Event - West Germany and Poland normalize relations

1970 Birthday - Izabella Scorupco, born in Bialystok, Poland, actress, Golden Eye

1969 Birthday - Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star, 1994 Futures France

1968 Death - Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71

1967 Event - French president De Gaulle visits Poland

1966 Birthday - Anita Jokiel, Poland, gymnast, 1980 Olympics

1961 Birthday - Danuta Bartoszek, born in Pyrzyce, Poland, Canadian marathoner 1996 Olympics

1960 Event - Protest strike in Poznan Poland

1959 Birthday - Basia Trzetrzelevska, Poland, jazz singer, Time and Life

1957 Event - U.S. gives Poland credit of $95 million

1957 Event - Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election

1957 Birthday - Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress, Gorky Park, Kiss

1956 Event - Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin and Wroclaw Poland

1956 Event - Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die

1955 Event - Poland and Yugoslavia sign trade agreement

1955 Event - Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania

1955 Birthday - Juliusz Machulski, born in Poland, director, writer and actor, Do It Yourself

1954 Birthday - Aleksander Kwasniewski, born in Bialogard, Poland, served as President of Poland 1995 - 2005, post-communist socialist politician, independent party, Chairman European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation 2008

1952 Birthday - Wojiech Fortuna, Poland, ski jumper, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1952 Birthday - Wojtek Fibak, born in Poland, tennis star

1952 Event - Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution

1950 Event - ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraws

1950 Event - East Germany recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland

1950 Event - East Germany and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border

1949 Event - 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland

1949 Birthday - Emmanuel Ax, born in Lvov, Poland, pianist, Artur Rubinstein Comp-1974

1948 Birthday - Agnieszka Holland, Warsaw Poland, actress/director, Europa Europa

1948 Birthday - Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer

1947 Death - Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62

1947 Event - Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland

1946 Birthday - Eva Klobukowska, born in Poland, relay sprinter 1964 Olympic gold

1946 Birthday - Zbigniew Kaczmarek, born in Poland, lightweight 1976 Olympics gold

1946 Event - Mass murder on Jews in Kielce Poland

1946 Event - Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die

1946 Birthday - Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner, 1968 Olym Gold

1945 Birthday - Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor, La Truite

1945 Event - Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)

1944 Event - Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins

1944 Event - Soviet Army marches into Lublin Poland

1944 Event - Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland

1943 Birthday - Rolf Gehlhaar, born in Breslau, Poland, composer, known for computer-controlled composition, sound installations using Sound Space system

1943 Birthday - Jan Adamski, Poland, International Chess Master, 1976

1943 Event - 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland

1943 Birthday - Lech Walesa, born in Popowo, Poland, leads Polish Solidarity, Nobel 1983

1943 Death - Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/Prime Minister of Poland in exile 1939 - 1943, dies at 62

1943 Birthday - Edward Skorek, Poland, volleyball player 1976 Olympics gold

1942 Event - SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period

1942 Event - 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland

1942 Event - Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland

1942 Event - SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland

1941 Event - Nazi ordinances places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts

1941 Event - Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto

1941 Birthday - Miroslav Hermazewski, Poland, cosmonaut, Soyuz 30

1941 Birthday - Pyotr I Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut, Soyuz 13, 18B, 30

1941 Event - Jews of Vilna Poland confined to their ghetto

1941 Birthday - Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, born in Poland, cosmonaut, Soyuz 13, 18B, 30

1941 Event - German troops occupy Galicia Poland

1941 Event - Bialystok Poland falls to Germany

1941 Birthday - Krzysztof Kieslowski, born in Poland, director/actor, Underground Passage

1941 Event - Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there

1941 Event - New nazi battleship Bismarck leaves Gdynia, Poland

1941 Event - 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk, Poland

1940 Birthday - Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer, Gold Medals 1964, 1968 Olympics

1940 Event - Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland

1940 Event - Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland

1940 Death - Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74

1940 Birthday - Barbara Buczek, born in Krakow, Poland, composer, works include, Study Nr. 1 for flute solo, 1990, Blaeserquintett, 1969

1939 Event - New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed

1939 Event - Nazi Governor-General of Poland, Hans Frank organizes Judenrat

1939 Event - Nazi Governor of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star

1939 Event - Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David

1939 Event - U.S.S.R. and Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews

1939 Event - Germany annexes Western Poland

1939 Event - Germany and Russia agree to partition Poland

1939 Event - Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) and gives Lithuania to U.S.S.R., last Polish troops surrender

1939 Event - Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance

1939 Event - Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland

1939 Event - Poland's president Moscicki and Prime Minister Slawoj-Skladkowski flee to Romania

1939 Event - Russia invades Eastern Poland, takes 217,000 Poles prisoner

1939 Event - Soviet Union invades Poland during WW II

1939 Event - Great Britain and France declare war on Germany after invasion of Poland

1939 Event - WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig

1939 Event - Poland mobilizes

1939 Event - Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact (Soviet Union neutral/Poland divided)

1939 Event - Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

1939 Event - Great Britain and Poland sign military pact

1939 Event - Britain and France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany

1939 Event - Nazi-Germany demands Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland

1938 Birthday - Zygmunt Krauze, born in Poland, composer, pianist, contemporary classical music genre, professor, Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy

1938 Event - Jews injured and property destroyed in Przemyal Poland

1938 Birthday - Jerzy Skolimowski, Warsaw, Poland, director, Hands Up, Deep End

1938 Event - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland

1937 Birthday - Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut, Soyuz 30 backup

1937 Birthday - Jurek Becker, born in Lodz, Poland, writer, film author, German Democratic Republic dissident, survived ghetto in Lodz, wrote 'Jacob the Liar'

1934 Birthday - Elzbieta Krzesinska, Poland, long jumper 1956 Olympics gold

1934 Birthday - Uwe Johnson, born in Pomerania, Poland, writer, scholar, editor, wrote fiction, won International Publishers' Formentor Prize

1934 Event - Germany and Poland sign no-attack treaty

1934 Event - Nazi Germany and Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years

1933 Birthday - Krzysztof Penderecki, Debica Poland, composer, Hiroshima Threnody

1933 Birthday - Roman Polanski, Poland, director, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates

1933 Event - Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)

1932 Event - Poland and U.S.S.R. signs non-attack treaty

1932 Birthday - Wojciech Kilar, born in Lwow, Poland, composer of film, classical, symphonic music, won French Lili Boulanger Prize for composition 1960

1931 Event - Poland and U.S.S.R. sign friendship and trade treaty

1929 Event - U.S.S.R., Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania sign Litvinov Pact

1929 Birthday - Wanda Wilkomirska, Warsaw, Poland, violinist

1928 Birthday - Bella Darvi, Bayla Wegier, Sosnowiec Poland, actress, Racers

1928 Event - 1st woman to win an olympic gold medal - Halina Knonpacka of Poland

1927 Birthday - Zbigniew Cybulski, Pniarz Poland, actor, See You Tommorrow

1927 Birthday - Tadeusz Mazowiecki, premier of Poland, 1989-90

1926 Birthday - Klaus Kinski, Nikolas Naksynski, Poland, actor, Little Drummer Girl

1926 Event - Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland

1926 Birthday - Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor, And Now My Love

1926 Birthday - Andrzej Wajda, born in Suwalki, Poland, director, Ashes and Diamonds, Lotna

1925 Birthday - Sala Burton, born in Bialystok, Poland, Representative-D-California 1983 - 1987

1924 Birthday - Benoit Mandelbrot, Warsaw Poland, mathematician, proved Zipf's law

1923 Birthday - Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Lwow Poland, conductor, Die Zauberflote

1923 Birthday - Henryk Czyz, born in Grudziadz, Poland, composer, wrote contemporary music, performed in Europe, America and South America

1923 Event - Poland annexes Central Lithuania

1923 Event - Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicie in Poland

1922 Death - Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st President of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated

1922 Event - Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland

1921 Birthday - Stanislaw Lem, born in Poland, sci-fi author, Solaris, Invincible

1921 Event - 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged

1921 Birthday - Cec Linder, born in Galica, Poland, actor, Goldfinger

1920 Event - Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania

1920 Birthday - Ross Martin, born in Grodek, Poland, actor, Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West

1920 Birthday - John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla, Poland, Pope, 1978-

1919 Event - Pianist and statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland

1918 Event - Marshal J Pilsudski becomes 1st president (dictator) of Poland

1918 Event - Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland

1918 Event - Poland declares independence

1918 Event - Independence of Poland proclaimed by Jozef Pilsudski

1918 Event - Republic of Poland proclaimed

1918 Event - Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I

1918 Birthday - Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist, Brahms Concerto

1916 Event - Emperor Wilhelm II and French Jozef I establishes kingdom of Poland

1914 Event - Austrian troops beat Russians in Limanova Poland

1914 Birthday - Andrzej Panufnik, Warsaw Poland, composer, Tragic Overture

1914 Event - Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland

1913 Birthday - Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, Poland, lawyer, Solidarity

1913 Birthday - Witold Lutoslawski, Warsaw Poland, composer, Jeux Venitiens

1911 Birthday - Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland, 1947..70

1911 Birthday - Stanislawa Walasiewicz, born in Poland, sprinter, Gold Medal 1932 Olympics, Silver Medal 1936 Olympics

1910 Birthday - Josef Tal, born in Pinne, Poland, born Joseph Gruenthal, composer, pianist, played hard with Palestine Orchestra, developed notational system for computer-generated compositions at Hebrew University

1909 Birthday - Jerzy Andrzejewski, Warsaw Poland, writer, Ashes and Diamonds

1909 Birthday - Miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress, Great Waltz

1908 Event - Russia takes part of Poland

1908 Birthday - Howard Wendell, Poland, actor, 4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake

1907 Birthday - Mascha Kaleko, born in Chrzanow, Austria, now Poland, writer, German language poet, first book 'Lyrisches Stenogrammheft' was burned in Nazi book burnings, wrote advertising copy while living in New York

1907 Birthday - Shimen Rushkin, Poland, actor, Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time

1906 Event - St. Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"

1906 Birthday - Ned Glass, born in Poland, actor, Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie

1905 Birthday - Wladislaw Gomulka, premier of Poland

1904 Birthday - Isaac Bashevis Singer, born in Poland, Yiddish novelist, Enemies-Nobel 1978

1903 Birthday - George E. Stone, Lodz Poland, actor, Viva Villa, Last Mile

1902 Event - Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland

1902 Birthday - Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor, Her Wonderful Lie

1901 Birthday - John Bleifer, born in Zawiercie, Poland, actor, Highway to Heaven

1901 Birthday - Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Poland, women's world champion archer

1900 Birthday - Helena Konopacka, Poland, discus thrower 1928 Olympics gold

1900 Birthday - Leo Smit, born in Amsterdam, Holland, composer, killed in Poland during the Holocaust

1899 Birthday - Fritz Bayerlein, German Lieutenant-General, WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo

1898 Birthday - Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist, explored atom, Nobel 1944

1897 Birthday - Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer, Dyptique

1896 Birthday - Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland

1895 Birthday - Joseph Rosenstock, Cracow Poland, conductor, Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra 1936 - 1941

1893 Event - Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland

1892 Birthday - Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, conductor/composer

1891 Birthday - Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, president-in-exile, 1979 - 1986

1891 Birthday - Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet, Noise of Time

1890 Birthday - Hans Marchwitza, born in Szarlej, Poland, writer, poet, proletarian, communist, works include 'In Amerika', 'Gedichte'

1886 Birthday - David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st Prime Minister of Israel, 1948 - 1953, 1955

1886 Birthday - Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician and mathematician

1886 Birthday - Artur Rubinstein, Lodz Poland, pianist

1885 Birthday - Albrecht, von, Kesselring, German Field Marshal, Poland/Netherland

1885 Birthday - Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland, 1939-40

1884 Birthday - Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer, Daniel Jazz

1883 Birthday - Alfred Korzybski, born in Poland, scientist, Science and Sanity

1883 Event - Fire in circus Ferroni in Berditschoft Poland kills 430

1881 Birthday - Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland, WW II general

1881 Birthday - Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer, Kirov is With Us

1880 Birthday - Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright, Three Cities

1880 Birthday - Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer, Motke Ganev

1877 Birthday - Wanda A. Landowska, Warsaw Poland, harpsichordist, Musique Ancienne

1874 Birthday - Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, Prime Minister of Poland, 1920 - 1921, 1923, 1926

1873 Birthday - Waclaw Rawicz, Berent, Warsaw Poland, biologist/writer

1868 Birthday - Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Poland, novelist, Chiopi, Nobel-1924

1867 Death - Ira F Aldridge, U.S. actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63

1865 Birthday - Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet, Young Poland

1863 Event - General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland

1863 Event - January-uprising begins in Poland

1861 Event - Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland

1860 Birthday - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, composer/1st premier of Poland, 1919-20

1860 Birthday - Ignace Jan Paderewski, Kurylowka Poland, composer/pianist/patriot

1859 Birthday - Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist, Esperanto

1857 Birthday - Joseph Conrad, Poland, novelist, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness

1846 Birthday - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author, Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905

1840 Birthday - Helena Modjeska, Poland, Shakespearian actress, Juliet, anti-Russian

1835 Birthday - Henryk Wieniawski, Lubin Poland, violinist and composer, Souv de Moscou

1815 Event - Cracow (Poland) declared a free republic

1810 Birthday - Frederic Chopin, born in Poland, composer/pianist, Concert in F Minor

1798 Birthday - Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet, Pan Tadeusz

1795 Event - 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia

1794 Event - Lieutenant-General Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland

1793 Event - 2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia and Russia

1793 Event - Prussia and Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)

1792 Event - Russian army enters Poland

1785 Event - Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland

1775 Event - Poland and Prussia sign trade agreement

1775 Event - Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland

1775 Event - Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland

1772 Event - 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia

1766 Death - Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies

1763 Death - August III, king of Poland, dies at 66

1736 Event - Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland

1733 Death - August II, the Strong, King of Poland (355 children), dies at 62

1732 Birthday - Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland, 1764-95

1704 Event - Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland

1699 Event - Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden

1699 Event - Venice, Poland and Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey

1696 Birthday - August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen

1696 Death - Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), dies at 72

1696 Death - Johannes II Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), dies

1686 Death - Mathias Rauchmuller, German sculptor (Piasten mausoleum Poland), dies

1684 Event - Emperor Leopold I, Poland and Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz

1683 Event - Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey

1676 Event - Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw

1674 Event - General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland

1673 Death - Michael Wisniowieki, King of Poland, dies

1673 Death - Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki, king of Poland (16..-73), dies

1672 Death - John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63

1672 Death - Jan II Kazimierz, king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63

1672 Event - Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz

1670 Birthday - August II, the Strong One, King of Poland, 355 children

1668 Event - King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France

1667 Death - Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers, French Queen of Poland (1645-48)

1667 Event - Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty

1667 Event - Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia and Poland sign peace treaty

1667 Event - Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland and Russia

1667 Event - Russia and Poland sign Truce of Androsovo

1660 Event - Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg and Austria sign Peace of Oliva

1657 Event - Brandenburg and Poland sign unity of Bromberg

1657 Event - Brandenburg and Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau

1656 Event - Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden

1656 Event - Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant

1656 Event - Treaty of Vilnius: Russia and Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant

1654 Event - Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland

1648 Death - Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies

1635 Event - Sweden and Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf

1634 Event - Russia and Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov

1632 Death - Sigismund III, King of Poland/Sweden, dies at 65

1629 Event - Sweden and Poland signs Peace of Altmark

1624 Birthday - Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland, 1674-96

1621 Event - Turkey and Poland signs Peace of Chotin

1620 Event - Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland

1618 Event - Russia and Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino

1609 Birthday - John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland, 1648-68

1609 Birthday - Jan II Kazimierz, cardinal/King of Poland, 1648-68

1595 Birthday - Wladyslaw IV Vasa, king of Poland, 1632-48

1589 Death - Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37

1587 Event - Sigismund III becomes king of Poland

1582 Event - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic

1575 Event - Polish Parliament selects Istvan Bathory as king of Poland

1574 Event - Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland

1572 Death - Sigismund II August, last Jagellonen king of Poland, dies at 51

1572 Death - August I [Sigismund II August], king of Poland (1548-72), dies at 42

1569 Event - Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland

1566 Birthday - Sigismund III, King of Poland/Sweden

1561 Event - Lofland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland

1551 Birthday - Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France, 1573 - 1589

1548 Death - Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81

1543 Death - Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland

1541 Event - Isabella of Poland and King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu

1520 Birthday - Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland, 1548-72

1515 Event - Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland and Holy Roman Empire

1501 Death - Jan I Olbracht, King of Poland, dies

1492 Death - Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64

1473 Birthday - Nicolaus Copernicus, Torun, Poland, astronomer, heliocentrism

1467 Birthday - Sigismund I, the old, king of Poland

1444 Death - Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary, dies in battle at 20

1434 Death - Jagiello, King of Lithuania/Poland, dies

1427 Birthday - Kazimierz IV, king of Poland, 1447-92

1424 Birthday - Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary

1410 Event - Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland

1404 Event - Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland

1382 Death - Louis I, the Great, King of Hungary/Poland, dies

1370 Death - Kazimierz III, the Great, king of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61

1342 Death - John I, ruler of Poland, dies

1333 Death - Wladyslaw IV, the Short One/Great, duke/king of Poland, dies

1326 Birthday - Louis I, the Great, King of Hungary, 1342-82, Poland, 1370-82

1320 Event - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland

1309 Birthday - Kazimierz III de Great, King of Poland, 1333-70

1271 Birthday - Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia and Poland, 1278-1305

1202 Death - Mieszko III, the Elder, grand duke of Poland (1173-77, 1200-02), dies

1194 Death - Kazimierz II, the Justified, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies

1138 Death - Boleslaw III Kryzwousty, scheefmond, duke of Poland, dies

1058 Death - Kazimierz I Restaurator, duke of Poland (1034-58), dies

1034 Death - Mieszko II, King of Poland (1025-34), dies

1025 Death - Boleslaw I Chobry, the brave, duke/king of Poland, dies













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