February 25, 2009

Jagiello on Jagiellonska Street

This is the statue of Wladyslaw Jagiello - the Polish king from the XV century. He laid the foundation for the centuries-long Polish-Lithuanian Union. He run the war with the Teutonic Order - Jagiello together with the Lithuanian army defeated the enemy during the Grunwald's battle in 1410 (this date is remembered by every Pole). This statue was founded in 500 anniversary of this event.
This sculpture is situated of course on Jagiellonska Street:)

6 comments:

Juergen Kuehn said...

Great to read about King Wladyslaw Jagiello and the Teutonic Order. Do you know that we have a well-preserved bailiwick of the Teutonic Order in Marburg. Our Elisabeth Chruch was built by the Order in 13. Century (1235-1335) over the grave of holy Elisabeth of Thueringen (1207-1231).
Juergen

cieldequimper said...

Yes, very interesting historically. And a nice statue too!

PAK said...

Jagiełło i kręcone włosy? Hm... :)
Był niewysoki, łysiejący i mówił tubalnym głosem. Podejrzliwy, ale ogólnie rzecz biorąc sympatyczna osoba.

Jacob said...

Thanks for the history. He looks like a tough old bird!

Per Stromsjo said...

500+ years. Most of us will be pretty well forgotten before 50 years have passed...

Hilda said...

I know next to nothing about Polish history, so this was very interesting. I also like the uniqueness of a statue installed on the building rather than on a separate pedestal. Very nice.