Leszek I the White (Polish: Leszek Biały; c. Jan Matejko ( (also known as Jan Mateyko; June 24 1838 Free City of Kraków; - November 1 1893 Kraków) was a Polish painter Polish ( język polski, polszczyzna) is the Official language of Poland. 1186 – 1227) was Prince of Sandomierz and (from 1202 or 1206) of Cracow. Sandomierz (Sandomir Sandomiria is a city in south-eastern Poland with 25714 inhabitants ( 2006) Kraków, in English also spelled Krakow or Cracow (ˈkrækaʊ M-W: krăk'ou krāk'ō is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland
In 1205 he defeated the Rus' army of Prince Roman the Great at the Battle of Zawichost in Lesser Poland. Jan Matejko ( (also known as Jan Mateyko; June 24 1838 Free City of Kraków; - November 1 1893 Kraków) was a Polish painter Rus’ (Русь rusʲ Русичи Русы are an ancient people whose name survives in the cognates Russians, Rusyns, and Ruthenians Roman Mstislavich (Роман Мстиславич c 1151 &ndash 1205 was the Prince of Novgorod, Volodymyr, Halych and Kiev. The Battle of Zawichost (1205 was a skirmish fought between Roman the Great of Galicia-Volhynia and Leszek I the White of Lesser Poland Lesser Poland (also "Little Poland" Polish: Małopolska, Latin: Polonia Minor) is one of the historical regions of Poland
In 1227, during a diet of Polish barons at Gąsawa, he was assassinated (probably on orders from Duke Świętopełk II of Pomerania). Gąsawa (Gonsawa is a village in Żnin County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland Swantopolk II, also Zwantepolc II or Swietopelk II, (1190/1200 &ndash January 11, 1266) sometimes known as the Great (Świętopełk
In a rather famous anecdote, Leszek once explained to the Pope that Polish knights could not participate in his Crusade because there was no mead/beer to be had in Palestine. History See also History of the Papacy Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, who Jesus named as the "shepherd" and The Crusades were a series of military campaigns of a religious character waged by much of Christian Europe against external and internal opponents Mead (ˈmiːd is a fermented Alcoholic beverage made of Honey, Water, and Yeast. Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed Alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea Palestine is a name which has been widely used since Roman times to refer to the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.