John II Casimir Vasa, King of Poland
|born on||22 March 1609 (greg.) at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Kraków, Poland, 50n03, 19e58|
|Timezone||LMT m19e58 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||01°32' 19°02 Asc. 01°57'|
King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania during the era of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Duke of Opole in Upper Silesia, and titular King of Sweden 1648–1660. In Poland, he is known and commonly referred as Jan Kazimierz. His parents were Sigismund III Vasa (1566–1632) and Constance of Austria (1588–1631). His older brother, and predecessor on the throne, was Władysław IV Vasa.
John Casimir's reign was one of the most disastrous in the history of Poland, whose dismemberment by the houses of Moscow, Brandenburg, and Habsburg, as it took place 100 years after his death, he predicted in a memorable speech to the diet of 1661.
Related to the Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, he was the third and last monarch on the Polish throne from the House of Vasa. He was the last ruler of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth bearing a blood connection to the Jagiellon dynasty.
He died 16 December 1672.
PTA quotes Zygmunt Wdowiszewski, p. 232 (III. 1.) Genealogy Jagiellonian dynasty and the House of Vasa in Poland, Wydawn. Avalon, 2005.
" He was born at the castle Krakow on 22 March 1609 at 4 o'clock in the morning, as the son of Sigismund HI and Constance Austrian Archduchess ."
Less detailed information is in the book: Leszek Podhorodecki, p. 107, Vasa in Poland, People's Cooperative Publishing, 1985.
" The second son of this name, the future Polish king, was born in the early morning of March 22, 1609 in the castle of Cracow ."
Horoscope Polish king also discussed (p. 46) "Collection of nativities" John Gadbury'ego from 1662.
Reported by Mirosław Czylek
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