Jan Matejko

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Renowned Polish Artist, Jan Matejko

Renowned Polish Artist, Jan Matejko

Władysław Jagiełło (king of Poland)

Władysław Jagiełło (king of Poland)

Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland

Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland

Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland. Knowing that the French would take advantage of his absence, he still refused to leave Vienna to the Ottomans, instead bringing his army to the city's defense. Because of his actions, Europe was saved.

Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland. Knowing that the French would take advantage of his absence, he still refused to leave Vienna to the Ottomans, instead bringing his army to the city's defense. Because of his actions, Europe was saved.

Grand Duke Witold, fragment of painting by Jan Matejko

Grand Duke Witold, fragment of painting by Jan Matejko

Portrait of Artur Potocki - Jan Matejko

Portrait of Artur Potocki - Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko, Stańczyk, oil on canvas, 1862, 120x88cm, photo courtesy of National Museum, Warsaw

Jan Matejko, Stańczyk, oil on canvas, 1862, 120x88cm, photo courtesy of National Museum, Warsaw

Royal elections in Poland - Polish: wolna elekcja, literally: free election - was the election of individual kings, rather than of dynasties, to the Polish throne. Based on traditions dating to the very beginning of the Polish statehood, strengthened during the Piast and Jagiellon dynasties, they reached their final form in the period of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth between 1572 and 1791. The “free election” was abolished by the Constitution of May 3, 1791. The tradition of electing...

Royal elections in Poland - Polish: wolna elekcja, literally: free election - was the election of individual kings, rather than of dynasties, to the Polish throne. Based on traditions dating to the very beginning of the Polish statehood, strengthened during the Piast and Jagiellon dynasties, they reached their final form in the period of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth between 1572 and 1791. The “free election” was abolished by the Constitution of May 3, 1791. The tradition of electing...

Bitwa pod Grunwaldem

Poland Fought the Largest Battle in Medieval History…And Won

Bitwa pod Grunwaldem

"The Maid of Orléans" (1886) by Jan Matejko. Entrance of Joan of Arc into Reims in 1429.

"The Maid of Orléans" (1886) by Jan Matejko. Entrance of Joan of Arc into Reims in 1429.


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