Wartislaw VII, Duke of Pomerania

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Wartislaw VII (Warcisław VII) (*1363/1365 – † 1394/1395) was one of the Dukes of Pomerania.wikipedia
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Eric of Pomerania

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He married Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (daughter of Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg) and was the father of Eric of Pomerania and Catherine of Pomerania.
Born Boguslaw, Eric was the son of Wartislaw VII, Duke of Pomerania, and Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Bogislaw VIII, Duke of Pomerania

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He was the son of Bogislaw V, brother of Casimir IV and Bogislaw VIII.
After Duke Casimir IV was killed while fighting for the Polish inheritance against his Piast cousin Prince Władysław the White three years later, Bogisław became co-ruler of Pomerania-Stolp, together with his brothers Wartislaw VII and Barnim V.

Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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He married Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (daughter of Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg) and was the father of Eric of Pomerania and Catherine of Pomerania.
She married 1380, before March 23, with Duke Wartislaw VII, Duke of Pomerania (fallen 1394 or 1395) and got with him son Bogislav (born about 1382, dead 1459), better known as the Nordic Union King Eric of Pomerania, and daughter Catherine (born about 1390, dead 1426), married to Count palatine John, Count Palatine of Neumarkt (born about 1383, dead 1443).

Catherine of Pomerania, Countess Palatine of Neumarkt

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He married Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (daughter of Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg) and was the father of Eric of Pomerania and Catherine of Pomerania.
Catherine was the daughter of Wartislaw VII, Duke of Pomerania in Pomerania-Stolp and Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Pomerania-Stolp

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In 1377 he became Duke of Pomerania in Pomerania-Stolp; at times he was its coruler with his brother, Bogislaw VIII.
Wartislaw VII and Barnim V allied with the Teutonic Order.

Treaty of Pyzdry

In 1386 he allied himself with the Knights; but in 1390, by the Treaty of Pyzdry, he allied himself with Poland, and pledged vassalage to the king of Poland, Władysław Jagiełło.
The Treaty of Pyzdry (Peisern) was signed on 2 November 1390 between Jogaila, king of Poland and Wartislaw VII of Pomerania-Stolp.

Duchy of Pomerania

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Wartislaw VII (Warcisław VII) (*1363/1365 – † 1394/1395) was one of the Dukes of Pomerania.
After Poland and Lithuania had formed the Union of Krėva in 1385, and Poland had rejected the claims of Casimir III's grandson Casimir IV of Pomerania-Stolp, Bogislaw VIII and Wartislaw VII of Pomerania-Stolp in 1386 concluded an anti-Polish alliance with the Teutonic Knights, after they had settled their common border.

Bogislaw V, Duke of Pomerania

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He was the son of Bogislaw V, brother of Casimir IV and Bogislaw VIII.

Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg

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He married Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (daughter of Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg) and was the father of Eric of Pomerania and Catherine of Pomerania.

Wartislaw VIII, Duke of Pomerania

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Bogislaw returned to Pomerania, and Wartislaw travelled southwards to meet with Wartislaw VIII, Duke of Pomerania.
He possibly started this pilgrimage together with his cousin Wartislaw VII of Pomerania-Stolp, who had to break off the journey due to illness.

Pomerania during the Late Middle Ages

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After Poland and Lithuania had formed the Union of Krėva in 1385, and Poland had rejected the claims of Casimir III's grandson Casimir IV of Pomerania-Stolp, Bogislaw VIII and Wartislaw VII of Pomerania-Stolp in 1386 concluded an anti-Polish alliance with the Teutonic Knights, after they had settled their common border.

Casimir IV, Duke of Pomerania

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He was the son of Bogislaw V, brother of Casimir IV and Bogislaw VIII.

Teutonic Order

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He maneuvered between two local powers, the Teutonic Knights and the Kingdom of Poland.

Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)

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He maneuvered between two local powers, the Teutonic Knights and the Kingdom of Poland.

Vassal

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In 1386 he allied himself with the Knights; but in 1390, by the Treaty of Pyzdry, he allied himself with Poland, and pledged vassalage to the king of Poland, Władysław Jagiełło.

Władysław II Jagiełło

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In 1386 he allied himself with the Knights; but in 1390, by the Treaty of Pyzdry, he allied himself with Poland, and pledged vassalage to the king of Poland, Władysław Jagiełło.

Nakło nad Notecią

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In return, he received the territory of Nakło from the Polish king.

Holy Land

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In 1392–1393 he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Vordingborg

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According to some sources, the pilgrimage started already in 1391, yet he is also reported to have stayed in Vordingborg in July 1392.

Bishopric of Cammin

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On 1 August 1392, Wartislaw, his brother Bogislaw VIII and some clergy of the Bishopric of Cammin met with Johann, the bishop of Lebus, and Johann of Görlitz, a prince of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, in Brandenburgian Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzów).

Bishopric of Lebus

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On 1 August 1392, Wartislaw, his brother Bogislaw VIII and some clergy of the Bishopric of Cammin met with Johann, the bishop of Lebus, and Johann of Görlitz, a prince of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, in Brandenburgian Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzów).

Margraviate of Brandenburg

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On 1 August 1392, Wartislaw, his brother Bogislaw VIII and some clergy of the Bishopric of Cammin met with Johann, the bishop of Lebus, and Johann of Görlitz, a prince of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, in Brandenburgian Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzów).

Gorzów Wielkopolski

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On 1 August 1392, Wartislaw, his brother Bogislaw VIII and some clergy of the Bishopric of Cammin met with Johann, the bishop of Lebus, and Johann of Görlitz, a prince of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, in Brandenburgian Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzów).