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Boleslaw the Brave
Although it is Mieszko I who united and ruled Polish lands as the first one, his first-born son Boleslaw was the first one to be enthroned. He enlarged the lands inherited after his father and formed a strong and Christian country respected and known in Europe.

President and trade unions
This man proves that there is no need for years of studies and education to become the most important person in the country. He did not need expensive campaigns to win the presidential election and did not spend years in politics prior to becoming president of Poland.

A history of Krakow for everyone, a book review
It is hard to read about the history of the city if there are many details provided. The book that I would like to recommend provides historical facts together with legends and interesting stories on Krakow. It is fun reading it and the book is available in English.

Mazowsze Folk Group
The group was formed by people who felt a strong need to rescue folk culture from being forgotten. They surely did their job very well as the group is now popular not only in Poland but also all around the world.

The story of priest Jerzy Popieluszko
His story is remembered by whole nation as he was not only a priest, but also a fighter. During the times of Communism he taught not to hate our enemies, even when we are oppressed and persecuted. Many people awaited his beatification to happen.

Jagiello, Lithuanian king of Poland
Ladislau Jagiello was a strong king who started to rule the country thanks to his marriage to female heir of Polish throne. After the death of his spouse he was married 3 more times and kept the throne for his sons. He founded Jagiellonian dynasty that ruled Poland and gained influence in Europe.

Janosik, Slavic Robin Hood
Life and legend of this Slovak highwayman is similar to Robin Hood’s. Although Janosik was Slovak, his activity on Polish land made him popular around the country. He was captured and executed at the end of 25, after he had refused to betray his companions.

Adam Mickiewicz, great poet of two nations
This poet of Romantic period is thought to be one of the greatest writers in Poland and in Lithuania. His works were influenced by the country’s situation and his interest in history. Mickiewicz encouraged his nation with works that described the time when it was strong and independent.

Mountains of Poland
The south of Poland can boast of mountain ranges that attract numerous tourists. Three main ranges of Polish mountains offer various types of wild life. They attract tourists and funs of winter sports as the most popular resorts are usually situated at the feet of mountain ranges.

Polish king who ran away
Henry of Valois never thought he would become king of Poland. His new homeland seemed oriental and new ruler too fashionable what brought cultural shock for both sides. Therefore when the opportunity of becoming the ruler of France arose, he ran away in disguise.

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