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Country: Coat of Arms of the Polish Crown.svg Kingdom of Poland
Coat of Arms of Lithuania.svg Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Coa Hungary Country History (14th century).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Blason Boheme.svg Kingdom of Bohemia
Parent House: Gediminids
Titles: King of Poland
King of Hungary
King of Bohemia
King of Croatia
King of Dalmatia
King of Rama
King of Serbia
King of Bulgaria
King of Slavonia
Grand Duke of Lithuania
Duke of Silesia
Duke of Ruthenia
Duke of Luxembourg
Founder: Władysław II Jagiełło
Final Ruler: Anna Jagiellon of Poland
Founding Year: 1386
Dissolution: 1596

The Jagiellonian dynasty was a royal dynasty, founded by Jogaila the Grand Duke of Lithuaniah married Queen regnant Jadwiga of Poland, and was crowned King of Poland. The dynasty reigned in several Central European countries between the 14th and 16th centuries.

The personal union between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (converted in 1569 with the Treaty of Lublin into the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth) is the reason for the common appellation "Poland–Lithuania" in discussions about the area from the Late Middle Ages onward. One Jagiellonian briefly ruled both Poland and Hungary (1440–44), and two others ruled both Bohemia and Hungary (1490–1526).

The Polish "Golden Age", during the 16th century, is most often identified with the rise of the culture of Polish Renaissance. The cultural flowering had its material base in the prosperity of the elites.

Jagiellon rulers

Jagiellons were hereditary rulers of Poland and Lithuania.

The Jagiellon rulers of Poland–Lithuania (with dates of ruling in brackets) were:


  • The Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Jagiellonian Library of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Globus Jagellonicus, is by some considered to be the oldest existing globe to show the Americas
  • Jagiellonian tapestries is a collection of tapestries
  • Jagiellonia Białystok, a football club, based in Białystok
  • Jagiellonia Tuszyn, a former football club based in Tuszyn
  • Jagiełło Oak, most noted of the Białowieża Forest oaks
  • Jagiellonia, a fraternal society founded in 1910 in Vienna

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Dinastía Jagellón para niños

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