Mieszko I

Mieszko I

biographical name

(born c. 930—died May 25, 992) Prince or duke of Poland (963?–992). He accepted Christianity from Rome (966) to avoid forced conversion by the Germans and the incorporation of Poland into the Holy Roman Empire. He expanded Poland southward into Galicia and northward as far as the Baltic Sea.

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