16 hours ago · The Battle of Lepanto was a naval engagement that took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of Catholic Christian states arranged by Pope Pius V, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of Patras.
1 day ago · The House of Vasa or Wasa (Swedish: Vasaätten, Polish: Wazowie, Lithuanian: Vazos) was an early modern royal house founded in 1523 in Sweden, ruling Sweden 1523–1654, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1587–1668, and the Tsardom of Russia 1610–1613 (titular until 1634).
1 day ago · He was ordained an episcopate on 28 September 2011 in the Wawel Cathedral, with the consecrator being Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, metropolitan archbishop of Kraków, and co-consecrators cardinals Franciszek Macharski, archbishop emeritus of Kraków, and Stanisław Ryłko, chairman of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
16 hours ago · El apresurado Báthory llegó a Cracovia y fue coronado el 1 de mayo de 1576 en la catedral de Wawel. Afortunadamente para Báthory, ese mismo año murió Maximiliano, así que la ciudad polaca de Gdańsk era la única que tenía que reconocer como su soberano al noble húngaro.  No renunció al trono de Transilvania.
1 day ago · Catherine de' Medici, as Queen consort of France, 1550s. Portrait at the Uffizi Gallery . "Her mouth is too large and her eyes too prominent and colourless for beauty", wrote a Venetian envoy as Catherine approached forty, "but a very distinguished-looking woman, with a shapely figure, a beautiful skin and exquisitely shaped hands".
1 day ago · Jan Matejko Jan Matejko, before 1883 Born Jan Mateyko 24 June 1838 Free City of Kraków Died 1 November 1893 (aged 55) Kraków, Austrian Poland Resting place Rakowicki Cemetery Nationality Polish Education School of Fine Arts, Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, Munich Known for Painting, drawing Notable work Battle of Grunwald Stańczyk The Prussian Homage The Hanging of the Sigismund bell Movement ...