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Duchy of Kalisz

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Duchy of Kalisz
Księstwo kaliskie (Polish)
Ducatus Calisiensis (Latin)
Coat of arms
Map of the Greater Poland with the political division.
Map of the Greater Poland with the political division.
StatusFiefdom within the Duchy of Poland (1177–1227)
Independent state (1227–1279)
Official languages
Roman Catholic
GovernmentFeudal duchy
• 1177–1181 (first)
Casimir II the Just
• 1273–1279 (last)
Przemysł II
Historical eraHigh Middle Ages
• Partition of the Duchy of Greater Poland
• Unification of the Duchy of Greater Poland
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Greater Poland
Duchy of Greater Poland

The Duchy of Kalisz[a] was a feudal district duchy in the Greater Poland, centered on the Kalisz Region. Its capital was Kalisz.[1] The state was established in 1177, in the partition of the Duchy of Greater Poland, after the rebellion against Mieszko III. Duke Casimir II the Just of the Piast dynasty become its first ruler.[2] It existed until 1279, when, it got united with duchies of Gniezno and Poznań, under the rule of Przemysł II, forming the Duchy of Greater Poland.[3] It remained a fiefdom within the Duchy of Poland, until 1227, and after that, it become an independent state.[4]



  1. ^ Polish: Księstwo kaliskie; Latin: Ducatus Calisiensis


  1. ^ Andrzej Wędzki, Kalisz w państwie wczesnopiastowskim i w okresie rozbicia dzielnicowego. In: Władysław Rusiński (redactor), Dzieje Kalisza. p. 46–48.
  2. ^ Józef Dobosz, Kazimierz II Sprawiedliwy, p. 111-113.
  3. ^ Bronisław Nowacki, Przemysł II, p. 97.
  4. ^ Jerzy Wyrozumski, Historia Polski do roku 1505, pp. 104–111.


Andrzej Wędzki, Kalisz w państwie wczesnopiastowskim i w okresie rozbicia dzielnicowego. In: Władysław Rusiński (redactor), Dzieje Kalisza. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie, 1977.

  • Józef Dobosz, Kazimierz II Sprawiedliwy
  • Bronisław Nowacki, Przemysł II
  • Jerzy Wyrozumski, Historia Polski do roku 1505
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