Name: Mieszko I
Death: 25 MAY 0992
Occupation: Duke of Poland
Note: Mieszko I
Note: b. c. 930
Note: d. May 25, 992
Note: Piast prince or duke of Poland (from c. 963), who brought Poland into Christendom and expanded the state to the Baltic Sea.
Note: Mieszko accepted Christianity directly from Rome in 966 in order to resist forced conversion by the Germans and the incorporation of Poland into the Holy Roman Empire--the fate of Bohemia. Mieszko expanded the Polish state southward into Galicia
Note: at the expense of Bohemia and northward to the Baltic Sea through the incorporation of Pomerania.
Note: SOURCE: "Mieszko I" Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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