THE JAGIELLON ERA, 1385-1572
Figure 2. Piast Poland, 966 to 1370
Fortress of Malbork, seat of grand masters of the
Teutonic Knights in fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Courtesy Jean R. Tartter
Part of the old city wall of Kraków, established in the
Courtesy Ronald D. Bachman
Figure 3. Jagiellon Poland-Lithuania, Fifteenth Century
Figure 4. Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the Union of Lublin,
1569 to 1667
The next major period was dominated by the union of
with Lithuania under a dynasty founded by the Lithuanian
duke Jagiello. The partnership proved profitable for the
who played a dominant role in one of the most powerful
Europe for the next three centuries.
Data as of October 1992