Jagiello (yägyĕˈlō) or Jagello (yägĕˈlō), dynasty that ruled Poland and Lithuania from 1386 to 1572, Hungary from 1440 to 1444 and again from 1490 to 1526, and Bohemia from 1471 to 1526. It took its name from Ladislaus Jagiello, grand duke of Lithuania, who became (1386) king of Poland as Ladislaus II when he married Queen Jadwiga. His successors were Ladislaus III (1434–44; as Uladislaus I also king of Hungary); Casimir IV (1447–92); John I (1492–1501); Alexander I (1501–5); Sigismund I (1506–48); and Sigismund II (1548–72), last ruler of the line. A son of Casimir IV became king of Bohemia (1471) as Ladislaus II and king of Hungary (1490) as Uladislaus II; his son was Louis II of Bohemia and Hungary (1516–26). The female line of Jagiello merged with the Swedish house of Vasa through the marriage of Catherine, sister of Sigismund II, with John III of Sweden; their son was king of Sweden and of Poland (see Sigismund III). Under Jagiello rule Poland reached its golden age.
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(also Jagello; Lithuanian, Jogaila). Born circa 1350; died June 1, 1434. Grand duke of Lithuania, except for a brief period, from 1377 to 1392. As Władyslaw II Jagiello, king of Poland from 1386. Founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty.

Jagiełło, a son of Algirdas, carried on a struggle in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with his uncle Kestutis that ended in 1382 with the latter’s imprisonment and murder; Jagiello was aided in the struggle by the Teutonic Order. His marriage with the Polish queen Jadwiga resulted in the union of Poland and Lithuania under the Krewo Union of 1385. In 1392 opposition to the union on the part of the Lithuanian feudal lords forced Jagiello to surrender power in Lithuania to Vytautas (Polish, Witold). Jagiello proved himself a gifted organizer and military commander in the preparations for the Great War of 1409–11 against the Teutonic Order and in the battle of Tannenberg of 1410, where he commanded the combined Polish-Lithuanian-Russian army.

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