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Military Figure - Krol Wladyslaw Jagiello

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Ladislaus Jagiello (1348-1434) became grand duke of Lithuania in 1377 and was crowned king of Poland in 1396. He was the founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty, and as king opened a new epoch in the history of Poland, a central European country with close ties with western, Latin civilisation. Through Ladislaus Jagiello, Poland entered into a union with Lithuania, a country covering a vast territory between the Baltic and the Black Sea, inhabited by a mixture of pagan Lithuanians and Orthodox Christians in the Rus territory captured by Lithuania. This union served an important political aim: of checking the expansion of the Order of the Teutonic Knights who were defeated by the combined Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian forces at Grunwald on 15 July 1410. But it also resulted in some serious problems in the East, with which the kingdom not always could cope. In 1413, Ladislaus Jagiello concluded a new union at Horodlo, which strengthened Poland's links with Lithuania, and issued new privileges for the gentry in order to secure the throne for his sons.

Slawny pogromca Krzyzakow byl wnukiem znakomitego organizatora panstwa litewskiego, Giedymina, a synem wielkiego ksiecia Olgierda i jego zony Julianny, ksiezniczki twerskiej. Urodzil sie pomiedzy 1348 a 1351 r. Gdy umarl jego ojciec, objal w r. 1377 rzady wielkoksiazece na Litwie, pokonawszy swoich przeciwnikow - stryja Kiejstuta i jego syna Witolda. Chetnie przyjal propozycje malzenstwa z krolowa Polski Jadwiga i zgodzil sie na polaczenie Litwy z Polska. Po zaslubieniu Jadwigi objal Wladyslaw rzady krolewskie w Polsce. Jego rola jako przybysza, w dodatku niedawno dopiero ochrzczonego byla dosc trudna, zwlaszcza wobec moznowladcow malopolskich. Przebywal stale w Polsce, a wladze nad Litwa powierzyl wielkorzadcom. Celem zaciesnienia wezlow miedzy obydwoma krajami zawarto w r. 1401 unie radomsko-wilenska, a w r. 1413 unie horodelska. Byla to wprawdzie unia osobista, to znaczy polaczenieobu panstw za posrednictwem osoby wspolnego monarchy, ale katolicka szlachta litewska zostala zrownana w prawach ze szlachta polska i przyjeta do herbow polskich. Rosnaca potega Polski, unia z Litwa i jej chrzest doprowadzily do wielkiej wojny z zakonem krzyzackim. Polaczone sily polsko-litewskie zadaly Krzyzakom na polach Grunwaldu 15 lipca 1410 r. straszliwa kleske, po ktorej Zakon nie powrocil juz do dawnej potegi. W zawartym pokoju nie zdolano jednak wykorzystac plonu wspanialego zwyciestwa, tak ze trzeba bylo toczyc z Zakonem dalsze walki w latach 1414 i 1422 oraz prowadzic z nim spory dyplomatyczne na soborze w Konstancji. Wladyslaw Jagiello doczekawszy sie wreszcie dwoch synow z czwartego malzenstwa uzyskal przyrzeczenie ze strony moznowladcow, ze po jego smierci ktorys z synow zostanie wybrany krolem na drodze elekcji. W zamian za to szlachta otrzymala od niego szereg nowych przywilejow, m.in. slynne prawo "neminem captivabimus" o nietykalnosci osobistej, z ktorym laczyla sie tez nietykalnosc majatkowa. W ten sposobw Polsce zakonczyl sie okres krolow dziedzicznych i rozpoczal okres krolow elekcyjnech, wzrost roli szlachty i stopniowe oslabianie wladzy krolewskiej. Jagiello umarl w r. 1434 i spoczywa na Wawelu.

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Every figure is placed on an oak base. A silver plate with the name of the soldier is mounted on the base.

Figure app. 6-8" tall, with base and a dome 7.5"-8.5" tall.

It takes a very knowledgeable and talented artist to create military figures that meet the expectations of the most demanding collectors. We were fortunate to become friends with one whose specialty is Polish army figures. He makes only a few per month, so you may wait 4-5 months before your order will be filled. But, when you receive it, your patience will be rewarded when you open the box. They are amazing and worth the wait. The attention to detail and historical accuracy is breath taking. Individually handcrafted of hand-painted plaster, fired in an oven and mounted on a wooden pedestal. Available in very limited quantities, basically custom made.

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