Poland: History & Timeline
Here is a brief timeline of important events that have shaped the country of Poland; the focus here will be geared towards recent events (from 100 years ago or so), located towards the bottom, but we’ll begin with more ancient events first.
- 'Baptism' of Poland966 CEDuke Mieszko I adopts Catholicism.
- 1st King of Poland1025Bolesław I the Brave, the Duke of Poland, becomes the first King of Poland.
- Polish–Teutonic War1326 - 1332
- Polish 'Sejm' (Parliament) Founded1493
- Another Polish–Teutonic War1519 - 1521
- January Uprising1863 - 1864Poland annexed by Russia.
- Independence1918Poland gains its independence.
- Poland Becomes a Communist People’s Republic1947
- Republic of Poland Established13 Sep 1989
- Poland Joins NATO1999
- Poland Joins European Union.2004