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From: Rafal Prinke< >
Subject: Re: Poland's dukes
Date: 16 Jan 1999 17:03:59 -0800
(Leo Akershoek) wrote:
> From a Dutch genealogical/computer society I received the following
> information, so I am not sure if it is correct.
> Who can give some more details/dates, and specially names etc regarding the
> missing numbers?
Here are the first 5 generations of the Polish Piast dynasty according
to the most recent fundamental research by the late Kazimierz Jasinski
in his _Rodowod pierwszych Piastow_, Wroclaw . I have used Polish
spellings for all names (also foreign) but without diacritics. Otherwise
I tried to use English conventions, except for *=born and +=died.
a. The dynasty was not called the Piasts until the 17th c. They were
just "the Polish dynasty". The rulers were/are usually called
"Polish dukes" rather than "dukes of Poland" - but that seems
hardly important so I am not using this form here.
b. The name comes from Piast the wheelmaker, made the father of Siemowit
by the earliest Polish chronicle. It is clear, however, that he is
a ficticious person, part of the dynastic legend. The names starting
with Siemowit are now believed to be genuine ancestors of Mieszko.
c. Mieszko is the first ruler known from contemporary sources. In one
of these he appears to be named "Dago" or "Dagon". Some think it was
his baptismal name, others see it as a corruption of a Latin phrase.
The document in question, known as "Dagome iudex", is known only from
an 18th c. abstract, which itself does not survive now.
d. The controversial filiation of Sigrida Storrada (the Proud) was discussed
here at great length some 2 years ago (?).
e. In his recent monograph of Pomeranian dukes (_Rodowod ksiazat pomorskich_,
vol. 1-2, Szczecin 1995), Edward Rymar argued convincingly that the
dynasties of both Western (Szczecin/Stettin) Pomerania and Eastern
(Gdansk/Danzig) Pomerania, as well as the Lis (Foxes) clan of knighthood,
were descendants of Swietopelk, son of Mieszko. He does not agree with
Jasinski concerning his death in childhood. This hypothesis is not new
(was put forward in the early 20th c.) but was rejected by earlier
f. "Mieczyslaw" is the 19th c. linguistic reconstruction now believed wrong.
1. Siemowit duke of Polanians, m. NN several wives.
2 i Leszek (Lestek) duke of Polanians, * 870/880, + 930/940
2. Leszek (Lestek) duke of Polanians, * 870/880, + 930/940,
m. NN several wives.
3 i Siemomysl (Ziemomysl) duke of Polanians, + 950/960
3. Siemomysl (Ziemomysl) duke of Polanians, + 950/960, m. NN several wives.
4 i Mieszko I Dagon duke of Poland, * c. 935, + 992
5 ii N son, + 964/965,
6 iii Czcibor, + aft. 24 JUN 972,
7 iv N daughter, m. c. 960, N duke of Pomerania.
4. Mieszko I Dagon duke of Poland, * c. 935, + 25 MAY 992,
m. (1) NN several wives, m. (2) 965, Dobrawa of Bohemia, * c. 935, + 977,
dau. of Boleslaw I, m. (3) 978/980, Oda of Nord Mark, + 1023, dau. of Dytryk.
Children from 2nd marriage:
8 i Boleslaw I Chrobry duke and king of Poland,
* 967, + 1025
9 ii Sygryda (Swietoslawa) Dumna, * 968/972, + aft. 3 FEB 1014,
m. (1) 980/984, Eryk Zwycieski king of Sweden, + c. 995,
m. (2) Swen Widlobrody king of Denmark, + 2 FEB 1014.
Children from 3 marriage:
10 i Mieszko, * 978, + aft. 992
11 ii Swietopelk, * 979/985, + bef. 25 MAY 992,
12 iii Lambert, * 980/986, + aft. 25 MAY 992,
8. Boleslaw I Chrobry duke and king of Poland, * 967, + 17 JUN 1025,
m. (1) 984, divorced, 985/986, N of Meissen, dau. of Rygdag,
m. (2) c. 986, divorced, 987/988, N of Hungary,
m. (3) Emnilda the Slav, * 970/975, + 1013/1017, dau. of Dobromir,
m. (4) 3 FEB 1018, Oda of Meissen, + aft. 1018, dau. of Ekkehard.
Children from 2 marriage:
13 i Bezprym (Bezprzym) duke of Poland, * 986/987, + 1032,
Children from 3 marriage:
14 i N daughter, * 988, + aft. 1013, abbess,
15 ii Regelinda, * c. 989, + c. 1030, m. 1002/1003, Herman
mrgr. of Meissen, + 1038,
16 iii Mieszko II Lambert king of Poland, * 990, + 10 MAY 1034,
m. 1013, Rycheza of Lotharingia, * c. 995, + 21 MAR 1063,
dau. of Herenfried Ezon.
17 iv N daughter, * c. 995, + aft. 14 AUG 1018, m. 1005/1012,
Swietopelk duke of Turov and Kiev, + aft. 1019,
18 v Otto duke of Poland, * 1000, + 1033,
Children from 4 marriage:
19 i Matylda, * 1018/1025, + aft. MAY 1036,
m. Otto of Schweinfurt duke of Swabia.
10. Mieszko, * 978/984, + aft. 25 MAY 992,
20 i Dytryk duke of Poland, + aft. 7 JUL 1032,