List of famous people buried in Wawel Cathedral, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Wawel Cathedral. If you're ever visiting Wawel Cathedral and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.
List is made up of people like Jadwiga of Poland and John II Casimir of Poland.
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Augustus II the Strong of the Albertine line of the House of Wettin was Elector of Saxony, Imperial Vicar and became King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. Augustus' great physical strength earned him the nicknames "the Strong", "the Saxon Hercules" and "Iron-Hand." He liked to show that he lived up to his name by breaking horseshoes with his bare hands and engaging in fox tossing by holding the end of his sling with just one finger while two of the strongest men in his court held the other end. In order to be elected King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Augustus converted to Roman Catholicism. He owed allegiance to the Imperial Habsburgs as a member of the Order of the Golden ...more
Age: Died at 63 (1670-1733)
Birthplace: Dresden, Germanysee more on Augustus II the Strong
Jadwiga was the female king of Poland from 1384 to her death. She was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, the daughter of king Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia. Queens regnant being relatively uncommon in Europe at the time, Jadwiga was officially crowned a "king" rather than "queen". She is an important link in the transition of the Polish monarchy from the extinguished House of Piast to the Jagiellon dynasty. ...more
Age: Died at 26 (1373-1399)
Birthplace: Budasee more on Jadwiga of Poland
Jogaila, later Władysław II Jagiełło was Grand Duke of Lithuania, King of Poland alongside his wife Jadwiga, and then sole King of Poland. He ruled in Lithuania from 1377. Born a pagan, in 1386 he converted to Catholicism and was baptized as Władysław in Kraków, married the young Queen Jadwiga, and was crowned King of Poland as Władysław II Jagiełło. In 1387 he converted Lithuania to Christianity. His own reign in Poland started in 1399, upon death of Queen Jadwiga, and lasted a further thirty-five years and laid the foundation for the centuries-long Polish–Lithuanian union. He was the founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty in Poland that bears his name and was the heir to the already ...more
Age: Died at 72 (1362-1434)
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuaniasee more on Jogaila