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Polish–Lithuanian union

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Painting commemorating Polish–Lithuanian union; ca. 1861. The motto reads "Eternal union".

The Polish–Lithuanian union was a relationship created by a series of acts and alliances between the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania that lasted for prolonged periods of time from 1385 and led to the creation of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, or the "Republic of the Two Nations", in 1569 and eventually to the creation of a unitary state in 1791.[1]


Important historical events included:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia - Poland
  2. ^ Sedlar, Jean W. (1994). East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000–1500. History of East Central Europe. Vol. 3. University of Washington Press. p. 388. ISBN 0-295-97290-4.
  3. ^ Andrzej Chwalba; Krzysztof Zamorski, eds. (2020). The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: History, Memory, Legacy. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781000203998.