Cover Story The Jagiellonians – Power in Eastern Europe –

Almost forgotten in Western Europe, every child in Eastern Europe knows it: the Jagiellonian dynasty, which established a large empire in the late Middle Ages. At the height of their power around 1500, the dominion of the Jagiellonians stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic and Black Seas. The rise began when the Lithuanian Grand Duke, who had converted to Christianity, married Poland’s Queen Hedwig in 1386 and Wladislaw II Jagiello (right: fresco in the Trinity Chapel in Lublin, 15th century) ascended the Polish throne. In 1410 a Polish-Lithuanian army defeated the Teutonic Knights near Tannenberg.

The March issue will be published on February 17, 2022

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