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Poland History: A Quick Timeline of Polish Historical Events

Poland History: A Quick Timeline of Polish Historical Events


A brief historical timeline of Poland, including important dates and events from Poland’s past. Get an overview of Polish history in no time.

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.

Timeline of Polish History & Important Historical Events

966 CE – ‘Baptism’ of Poland, Duke Mieszko I adopts Catholicism.

1025 – Bolesław I the Brave, the Duke of Poland, becomes the first King of Poland.

1326-1332 – Polish–Teutonic War

1493 – Polish ‘Sejm’ (Parliament) Founded

1519-1521 – Another Polish–Teutonic War

1863-1864 – January Uprising, Poland annexed by Russia.

1918 – Poland gains its independence.

1944 – Warsaw Uprising

1947 – Poland Becomes a Communist People’s Republic

1989 – Republic of Poland Established on 13 September

1999 – Poland Joins NATO

2004 – Poland Joins European Union.

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