The most notorious of all Legnica Piast rulers, thanks to his excellent financial politics his Duchy was expanded to the Oder River, and he became the founder of the Duchy of Legnica-Wołów-Brzeg (German: Herzogtum Liegnitz-Wohlau-Brieg).
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Legnica Castle had become a residence of the Silesian dukes in 1163 and from 1248 was the seat of a principality in its own right, ruled by the Silesian branch of the Piast dynasty until the extinction of the line in 1675.
Frederick III, Duke of Legnica (Polish: Fryderyk III Legnicki) (22 February 1520 – 15 December 1570) was a Duke of Legnica during 1547–1551 and 1556–1559 (both times was deposed by Habsburgs Emperors Charles V and Ferdinand I).
- 22 February 1520
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- 15 December 1570
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Frederick IV, Duke of Legnica (20 April 1552 – 27 March 1596) was Duke of Legnica from 1571 until his death (as a co-ruler of his elder brother during 1571–1576 and 1580–1581). He was the third but second surviving son of Frederick III, Duke of Liegnitz, by his wife Katharina, daughter of Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg.
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Legnica (Polish: Wacław I legnicki) (ca. 1318 – 2 June 1364) was a Duke of Namysłów from 1338 and of Legnica-Brieg from 1342 until his death, but with further divisions with his brother Louis I. He was the eldest son of Bolesław III the Generous, Duke of Legnica-Brieg by his first wife, Margaret of Bohemia.
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Henry V the Fat was a Duke of Jawor from 1273, of Legnica from 1278, and Duke of Wrocław from 1290. He was the eldest son of Bolesław II the Bald, Duke of Legnica by his first wife, Hedwig, daughter of Henry I, Count of Anhalt.
As a youth, he was present at the court of King Ottokar II of Bohemia in Prague, where he became a knight. In 1273, Henry's father gave him the town of Jawor as an independent duchy. Four years later, Henry's father Bolesław II the Bald, kidnapped his own nephew Henry IV ...
Henry succeeded his father Bolesław II as a Duke in Legnica on 26 December 1278. Shortly afterwards, Henry made his younger brothers Bolko I and Bernard co-rulers of Jawor and Lwówek. Henry retained the town of Środa Śląska, which Henry received in 1277 in exchange for ...
On 23 June 1290 Henry IV Probus died suddenly, possibly poisoned. Henry IV named Henry III of Głogów his heir. The Wrocław nobility and townspeople opposed the appointment, fearing the Duke of Głogów would be a harsh ruler. Henry III fled, and the citizens of Wrocław ...
Around 1273, Henry married Elisabeth, daughter of Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland. They had eight children
Rupert I of Legnica (Polish: Ruprecht I Legnicki) (27 March 1347 – by 12 January 1409) was a Duke of Legnica since 1364 until his death, and also regent over half of the Duchy of Głogów-Żagań during 1397–1401.
Dec 03, 2017 · Henry V, Duke of Legnica. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henry V the Fat (German: Heinrich V der Dicke, Polish: Henryk V Brzuchaty; b. ca. 1248 - d. 22 February 1296) was a Duke of Jawor (Jauer) from 1273, of Legnica (Liegnitz) from 1278 and also Duke of Wroclaw (Breslau) from 1290.
May 03, 2020 · Rupert I of Legnica From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rupert I of Legnica (Polish: Ruprecht I Legnicki; b. 27 March 1347 - d. by 12 January 1409), was a Duke of Legnica since 1364 until his death, and also regent over half of the Duchy of Głogów-Żagań during 1397-1401.