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John II Casimir Vasa

Jesse Russell

Published March 23rd 2012
ISBN : 9785512331194
Paperback
52 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John II Casimir (Polish: Jan II Kazimierz Waza- German: Johann II. Kasimir Wasa- Lithuanian: Jonas Kazimieras Vaza (22 March 1609 - 16 December 1672) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania duringMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John II Casimir (Polish: Jan II Kazimierz Waza- German: Johann II. Kasimir Wasa- Lithuanian: Jonas Kazimieras Vaza (22 March 1609 - 16 December 1672) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania during the era of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Duke of Opole in Upper Silesia, and titular King of Sweden 1648-1660. In Poland, he is known and commonly referred as Jan Kazimierz. His parents were Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632) and Constance of Austria (1588-1631). His older brother, and predecessor on the throne, was W adys aw IV Vasa. Related to the Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire he was the third and last monarch on the Polish throne from the House of Vasa. He was the last ruler of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth bearing a dynastical blood of House of Gediminas and a branch of it, the Jagiellons, although from female line.