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Mieszko I Piast (945-992) was the first historical ruler of Poland. He is described as founder of Kingdom of Poland. He was father of 1st Polish King - Bolesław the Brave.

Mieszko was baptized in 966 year and it was the dawn of Christianity in Poland. All pagan temples were destroyed and churches were built. 

He married Dobrava - princess from Přemyslid dynasty of Bohemia (Czech) - and it, combined with his baptism, put Poland within sphere of western civilization.

All his ancestors are legendary, but Polish historians (e.g. Paweł Jasienica) claim that ancestors mentioned in Chronicle of Gallus Anonymus existed.

Mieszko was buried at the Poznań Cathedral. More about Mieszko I.


Family tree of Mieszko I Piast


Projects connected: Descent from Kings of Poland


Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) was a Polish novelist and essaist. Awarded Nobel Prize in literature 1905. His most popular books are: The Trilogy and Quo Vadis.

More about Sienkiewicz's life and novels HERE.


Sienkiewicz was born in a family of poverished nobility and there is no problem to connect him to many famous people.


Descendant of Polish Kings? YES! Sienkiewicz's Descent from Polish                                                                                     Kings under construction



Sienkiewicz's genealogy tree




Jan III Sobieski (1629-1696)

King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania

He was a greatgrandson of 


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