Siemowit (also Ziemowit) was, according to the chronicles of Gallus Anonymus, the son of Piast the Wheelwright and Rzepicha. He was considered one of the four legendary Piast princes, but is now considered as a ruler who existed as an historical person. [K. Jasiński, Rodowód pierwszych Piastów, p. 47.]

He became the duke of the Polans in the 9th century after his father, son of Chościsko, refused to take the place of legendary Duke Popiel. Siemowit was elected as new duke by the "wiec". According to a popular legend, Popiel was then eaten by mice in his tower on the Gopło lake. en icon cite book | author =Jan Bondeson | coauthors = | title =Two-Headed Boy, and Other Medical Marvels | year = | editor = | pages =91-92 | chapter = | chapterurl = | publisher =Cornell University Press | location = | id =ISBN 978-0-8014-8958-7 | url = | format = | accessdate = ]

The only mention of Siemowit, along with his son Lestko and grandson Siemomysł, comes in the mediæval chronicle of Gallus Anonymus. en icon la icon cite book | author =Gallus Anonymus | coauthors =Knoll, Schoer, Bisson, Schaen | title =The Chronicles and Deeds of the Dukes Or Princes of the Poles | year = | editor = | pages =17-22 | chapter = | chapterurl = | publisher =Central European University Press | location = | id =ISBN 978-963-9241-40-4| url = | format = | accessdate = ]

Mieszko I of the Piast dynasty is considered the first ruler of Poland to be baptized, though evidence of Arian Christians predating his reign was discovered in south Poland.


ee also

* Prehistory of Poland (until 966)

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