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Królestwo Polskie (Pol)
Kingdom of Poland
Coat of arms
1385–1569 Coat of arms

Coat of arms

Capital Kraków
Language(s) Polish (spoken)
Latin (written)
Religion Roman Catholic
Government Monarchy
History
 - Union of Krewo August 14, 1385
 - Union with Lithuania July 1, 1569

The Kingdom of Poland of the Jagiellons was the Polish state created by the accession of Jogaila (Polish: Władysław II Jagiełło), Grand Duke of Lithuania, to the Polish throne in 1386. The Union of Krewo or Krėva Act, united Poland and Lithuania under the rule of a single monarch. Later, elected monarchs of both states happened to be the same persons, or members of the same royal family. The union was transformed to a closer one by the Union of Lublin in 1569, which was shortly followed by the end of the Jagiellon dynasty that had ruled Poland for two centuries and Gediminids dynasty, that ruled Lithuania for about 400 years.

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