Marcin of Wrocimowice
He served as Starosta (prefect) of Łowicz and as Standard-Bearer of the Territory of Kraków. In the latter capacity, he carried the banner of the Territory of Kraków – which was, at the same time, the Banner of the Kingdom of Poland – under which a unit consisting of Poland's elite knights, including such chivalrous celebrities as Zawisza the Black, went to the Battle of Grunwald (Tannenberg) on 15 July 1410. According to Jan Długosz, during the course of the battle, the national banner slipped out of Marcin's hand and fell on the ground, but it was quickly picked up and saved from destruction by Polish army's most valiant knights, which gave the Poles even more motivation to strive for victory over the Teutonic Knights.
- Ludzie Ziemi Proszowickiej "Marcin z Wrocimowic herbu Półkozic", retrieved on August 12, 2007.(Polish)
- The Battle of Tannenberg or Grunwald in 1410, according to Jan Dlugosz, retrieved on August 12, 2007.
- This article incorporates information from the revision as of August 4, 2007 of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.
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