Casimir JAGELLON

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PoleBorn Casimir JAGELLON

Grand Duke of Lithuania

Born on November 21, 1427 in Cracovie, Pologne

Died on May 29, 1492 in Hrodna, Pologne

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The sudden death of Sigismund Kestutaitis left the office of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania empty. The Voivode of Trakai, Jonas Goštautas, and other magnates of Lithuania, supported Casimir as a candidate to the throne. However many Polish noblemen hoped that the thirteen-year-old boy would become a Vice-regent for the Polish King in Lithuania. Casimir was invited by the Lithuanian magnates to Lithuania, and when he arrived in Vilnius in 1440, he was proclaimed as the Grand Duke of Lithuania on 29 June 1440 by the Council of Lords, contrary to the wishes of the Polish noble lords—an act supported and coordinated by Jonas Goštautas.



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