Wladyslaw III, King of Poland
|born on||31 October 1424 Jul.Cal. (9 Nov 1424 greg.) at 05:41 (= 05:41 AM )|
|Place||Kraków, Poland, 50n03, 19e58|
|Timezone||LMT m19e58 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||16°47' 21°18 Asc. 01°02'|
Polish King. He was king of Poland from 1434, and King of Hungary and Croatia from 1440, until his death at the Battle of Varna.
Władysław III of Varna is known in Hungarian as I. Ulászló; in Polish as Władysław Warneńczyk; in Slovak as Vladislav I; in Czech as Vladislav Varnenčík; in Bulgarian as Владислав Варненчик (Vladislav Varnenchik); in Lithuanian as Vladislovas III; in Croatian as Vladislav I. Jagelovic.
On 10 November 1444 the young king was killed while personally leading his own 500-strong royal Polish heavy cavalry company, his charge losing impetus and coming to a standstill amongst the unyielding Janissaries protecting the sultan. The Janissaries killed the king's bodyguard and beheaded Władysław, displaying his head on a pole. Disheartened by the death of their king, the Hungarian army fled the battlefield. Neither the king's body nor his armor were ever found.
PTA quotes Ewa Śnieżyńska-Stolot, General Wladyslaw II Iudicium called Warneńczykiem , [in], "Bulletin of the Jagiellonian Library," R. LXI, 2011, pp. 13-41.
Reported by Piotr Piotrowski .
- Personal : Death : Other Death
- Notable : Famous : Royal family