Privilege of Koszyce
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The Privilege of Koszyce was a set of concessions made by Louis I of Hungary to the Polish szlachta in 1374. The privileges were granted in Kassa, Kingdom of Hungary (Polish: Koszyce; today: Košice, Slovakia). In exchange, one of Louis' daughters (Catherine, Mary or Jadwiga) was to ascend the throne of Poland after his death.
The szlachta obtained following privileges:
- tribute release, with the exception of 2 groschen from one field and 4 groschen from monastic properties,
- release of duty of building and repair castles, with the exception war,
- offices only for poles,
- Szlachta for fight on the war got soldier's pay,
- release of building towns and bridges,
- release of support king's court when he was voyaging in the kingdom.
The privilege was a success, as Louis' youngest daughter Jadwiga succeeded her father as monarch of Poland without opposition.