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Descent from Polish Kings
Have you ever thought about your ancestors that far?
Or maybe you think that genealogy cannot reach 1000 years ago?
We will prove that it is possible!
Piast dynasty has millions of descendants living throughout the world!
Have you ever thought how many descendants has person who lived 1000 years ago? It's a good question! If his/her bloodline endured, he/she can have millions of them!
And if this person was extremely rich and powerful? There is a great chance that descendants were also rich and powerful. Genealogical researches proved that to this day Piast bloodline still exists. There are probably millions of their descendants, but they simply do not know about their royal ancestors!
How is it possible that you can be "royal baby"? It's simple - through all these years different people's blood was mixing, and the royal blood had been forgotten. Do you think that in your family somebody remember that your 28 x greatgrandparents were Mieszko I and Dobrava?
Genealogists states that even 90% of nowadays Polish population has descent from Polish Kings. But these are only estimates and of course no one know for sure how many royal descendants lives in our times.
You can be one of them! We can help you find out! You just have to fill the form and in box with a question about Descent from Polish Kings you should write: YES.
SHORT HISTORY OF PIAST FAMILY
Mieszko I of Poland
Boleslav III of Poland
historical symbol of Poland
Piasts were family that first came to reign in Poland. First historical ruler was Mieszko I Piast. Some historians insist that his name is taken from legendary protoplast of this family Piast Kołodziej (Piast the Wheelwright).
Piast Kołodziej’s father was, by the Gallus Anonymus, Chościsko.
Chościsko is old-slavic name that presumably derives from “chwost/chost” – a tail.
Piast Kołodziej’s wife was Rzepicha. Piast’s son was Ziemowit (Siemowit). He had son named Lestek (Leszek). And Lestek’s son was Siemomysł (Ziemomysł).
And here we come from semi-legendary rulers of Poland to concrete facts.
Siemomysł’s son was Mieszko, duke of Poland. In 966 Mieszko was baptized and it put Poland in world of Western Christianity, because before it Poles were pagans.
He also married Princess Dobrava (Dubrava). She was from Czech dynasty of Přemyslid. Mieszko was great ruler, and he in fact started great prosperity of dynasty and Poland in history. Historians claim that he was a great politician and commander. He won in Battle of Cedynia in 972. He also allied with Czech. He is also famous for document DAGOME JUDEX, in which he deposits Poland under protection of Pope.
Coronation of Bolesław Chrobry
in Poznań Cathedral
Doors of Gniezno
Paying ransom for st. Adalbert's dead body
Mieszko’s son was Bolesław (Boleslaus) the Brave (CHROBRY), first crowned King of Poland.
Bolesław was crowned in 1025. He is famous for arrangement of St. Wojciech’s mission in pagan countries near Poland. After martyr’s Wojciech’s death in Prussia, Bolesław buried him in Cathedral in Poznań. In 1000 year Bolesław on famous Congress of Gniezno have as guest Emperor Otto III. Bolesław was Emperor’s friend and ally. Bolesław also organized military expedition to Kijów (Kiev) and he took Grody Czerwieńskie in 1017.
Bolesław’s successor was Mieszko II Lambert. He tried to continue his father’s political work, but he failed because of his brother, Bezprym. Bezdprym organized army and defeated Mieszko II. He reigned shortly, because Mieszko II returned to power, but he had to resign and he gave reign to his son Casimir (Kazimierz) the Restorer. Mieszko’s reign was unfortunate, because Poland lost a lot of lands and prestige in Europe builded by Mieszko’s ancestors. Mieszko’s wife was Richeza of Lotharingia.
(See also: Bolesław II Forgotten – semi-legendar ruler between Mieszko II and Casimir the Restorer)