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.

Updated: 2019-06-23.

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.

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.

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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