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Piast dynasty

The name Piast Dynasty came into existence in the 17th century for a number of rulers, who governed as dukes of Poland and of Silesia. A few, such as Boleslaus I, who in 1024 declared himself king upon the death of Henry I, Holy Roman Emperor, sought to circumvent suzerainty of the empire.

The 17th century list starts out with the legendary forefathers of the first historical ruler Mieszko I.

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