Bolesław II Rogatka

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Bolesław II Rogatka or Bolesław II the Horned (Bolesław II Rogatka), known also as Bolesław II the Bald, (Bolesław II Łysy) (c. 1220/5 – 26/31 December 1278), a member of the Silesian Piasts, was High Duke of Poland briefly in 1241 and Duke of Silesia at Wrocław from 1241 until 1248, when the duchy was divided between him and his brothers.wikipedia
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Duchy of Legnica

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After the partition, he ruled the Silesian Duchy of Legnica until his death.
Formed by Bolesław II the Bald, Duke of Lower Silesia at Wrocław, Legnica shared the fate of most of the others Silesian duchies, falling into Bohemian, Austrian and eventually - after the First Silesian War - Prussian spheres of influence.

Duke of Silesia

Dukes of SilesiaDuke of WrocławSilesian dukes
1220/5 – 26/31 December 1278), a member of the Silesian Piasts, was High Duke of Poland briefly in 1241 and Duke of Silesia at Wrocław from 1241 until 1248, when the duchy was divided between him and his brothers.

Konrad I, Duke of Głogów

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1266), Konrad II (d.
At the time of his father's death in the 1241 Battle of Legnica against the Golden Horde, he and his younger brother Władysław were placed under the guardianship of their eldest brother Duke Bolesław II Rogatka.

Silesian Piasts

PiastSilesian Piast dynastySilesian Piast
1220/5 – 26/31 December 1278), a member of the Silesian Piasts, was High Duke of Poland briefly in 1241 and Duke of Silesia at Wrocław from 1241 until 1248, when the duchy was divided between him and his brothers.
After Henry's death in 1241 his brother Bolesław II ruled on behalf of his underage brothers.

Elisabeth of Wrocław

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1274), Władysław, and Elisabeth, who married her Piast cousin Duke Przemysł I of Greater Poland.
Her siblings included: Bolesław II the Bald, Mieszko, Duke of Lubusz, Henry III the White, Konrad I, Duke of Silesia-Glogau, Ladislaus of Salzburg, Gertrude, Duchess of Masovia and Constance, Duchess of Kujavia.

Henry III the White

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Among his younger siblings were Mieszko (died 1242), Henry III the White (d.
In 1242, the unexpected death of his brother Mieszko, placed him in the second place immediately after his oldest brother Bolesław II the Bald.

Przemysł I of Greater Poland

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1274), Władysław, and Elisabeth, who married her Piast cousin Duke Przemysł I of Greater Poland. There was a similar situation in Greater Poland: after hearing the news of the defeat of Henry II in Legnica, Duke Przemysł I and his brother Bolesław the Pious retook the estates of Kalisz which once had been ruled by their father, the late Duke Władysław Odonic.
In 1242 Przemysł I reconquered Zbąszyń and Międzyrzecz from Bolesław II the Bald.

Bolesław the Pious

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There was a similar situation in Greater Poland: after hearing the news of the defeat of Henry II in Legnica, Duke Przemysł I and his brother Bolesław the Pious retook the estates of Kalisz which once had been ruled by their father, the late Duke Władysław Odonic.
This new division was apparently made peacefully, because later in that same year the brothers together gave support to Konrad I of Głogów against his brother Bolesław II the Bald.

Henry II the Pious

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Bolesław was the eldest son of the Polish high duke Henry II the Pious by his wife Anna, a daughter of the Přemyslid king Ottokar I of Bohemia.

Bolesław V the Chaste

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Disappointed by Bolesław's lack of action, they turned their support to Bolesław V the Chaste, who ascended the Kraków throne in 1243.
After the death of Henry II the Pious, his eldest son Bolesław II the Bald took the title of High Duke; however, he did not appear in Kraków, where the government was exercised by Klement of Ruszcza on his behalf.

Bolesławiec

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In 1271 Bolesław took the town of Bolesławiec, near Bóbr.
Then a part of the Silesian Duchy of Legnica under Bolesław II the Bald, the town from 1297 belonged to the Duchy of Jawor under Bolko I the Strict.

Duchy of Głogów

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In 1251 Bolesław finally agreed to the divide his own lands and ceded the Duchy of Głogów to Konrad.
Konrad I, a child when his father died, claimed his rights too and in 1251 and received the northern Głogów territory from his elder brother Bolesław II the Bald, then Duke of Legnica.

Lubusz Land

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When in 1242, Bolesław next oldest brother Mieszko died suddenly without leaving an heir, his Lubusz estates reverted to Bolesław and his younger brothers became co-rulers of the Lower Silesian lands.
His younger son Mieszko then held the title of a "Duke of Lubusz", but died only one year later, after which his territory fell to his elder brother Bolesław II the Bald.

Mieszko, Duke of Lubusz

Mieszko
Among his younger siblings were Mieszko (died 1242), Henry III the White (d.
When on 9 April 1241 High Duke Henry II was defeated and killed in the Mongol invasion of Poland at the Battle of Legnica, Mieszko and his older brother Bolesław II the Bald were old enough to be considered adults according to the Piast family customs.

Ladislaus of Salzburg

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1274), Władysław, and Elisabeth, who married her Piast cousin Duke Przemysł I of Greater Poland.
When he was killed during the Mongol invasion in the Battle of Legnica on 9 April 1241, Władysław's eldest brother Bolesław II the Bald assumed the rule over the Lower Silesian lands and the guardianship of his minor siblings.

Duchy of Greater Poland

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Bolesław's inheritance, including the Southern Greater Polish estates and the Lesser Polish Seniorate Province was threatened by neighboring Piast dukes.
Przemysł had to deal with the expansionist policies of the Brandenburg margraves John I and Otto III, who had acquired Lubusz Land at the western border of his duchy from the Silesian duke Bolesław II Rogatka in 1248.

Henry III, Duke of Głogów

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A coalition was formed between Ottokar II, Duke Henry III of Głogów, and Duke Przemysł II of Greater Poland, but it soon failed: while Bolesław's forces were greatly outnumbered at the bloody battle of Stolec, his son Henry V turned the tide and the allied dukes were defeated.
The first participation of Henry III in the political arena was in 1277, when together with Przemysł II of Greater Poland he took part in an armed expedition against his uncle Bolesław II the Bald.

Henryk IV Probus

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At Rudolph's insistence, Bolesław kidnapped Ottokar's ally, Duke Henry IV of Wrocław, Bolesław's nephew, and demanded one-third of Wrocław after the death of his uncle Władysław, Bolesław's youngest brother, in 1270.
When Ottokar was placed under the Imperial ban, Duke Bolesław II the Bald of Legnica took the occasion, had his nephew Henry seized at Jelcz and imprisoned him in 1277.

Bolko I the Strict

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He was the second son of Bolesław II the Bald, Duke of Legnica by his first wife Hedwig, daughter of Henry I, Count of Anhalt.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Passau

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Bolesław proposed him as Bishop of Passau, however, Konrad refused and began to press his own claims in Silesia.

Seniorate Province

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Bolesław's inheritance, including the Southern Greater Polish estates and the Lesser Polish Seniorate Province was threatened by neighboring Piast dukes.

Duchy of Jawor

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In 1273 he granted the Duchy of Jawor to his oldest son Henry V and it seemed that Bolesław had resigned from adventurous politics.
The Silesian Duchy of Legnica since 1248 had been under the rule of Duke Bolesław II Rogatka.

Henry V, Duke of Legnica

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In 1273 he granted the Duchy of Jawor to his oldest son Henry V and it seemed that Bolesław had resigned from adventurous politics.
He was the eldest son of Bolesław II the Bald, Duke of Legnica by his first wife, Hedwig, daughter of Henry I, Count of Anhalt.

Konrad I of Masovia

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By July 1241, his cousin Konrad I of Masovia tried to take over the Polish throne at Kraków.

Bernard the Lightsome

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He was the third son of Bolesław II the Bald, Duke of Legnica by his first wife Hedwig, daughter of Henry I, Count of Anhalt.