Battle of Grunwald

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The Battle of Grunwald, First Battle of Tannenberg or Battle of Žalgiris, was fought on 15 July 1410, during the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War.

The alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Władysław Jagiełło (Jogaila) and Grand Duke Vytautas (Witold; Vitaŭt) and supported by the Bohemian leaders Jan Sokol of Lamberk and Jan Žižka, decisively defeated the German–Prussian Teutonic Knights, led by Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen. Most of the Teutonic Knights' leadership were killed or taken prisoner. Although defeated, the Teutonic Knights withstood the siege of their fortress in Marienburg (Malbork) and suffered minimal territorial losses at the Peace of Thorn (1411) (Toruń). Territorial disputes continued until the Peace of Melno was concluded in 1422. However, the knights never recovered their former power, and the financial burden of war reparations caused internal conflicts and an economic downturn in their lands. The battle shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe and marked the rise of the Polish–Lithuanian union as the dominant political and military force in the region.

The battle was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. It was surrounded by romantic legends and was a source of national pride, becoming a larger symbol of struggle against invaders. During the 20th century, the battle was used in Nazi and Soviet propaganda campaigns. Only in recent decades have historians made progress towards a dispassionate, scholarly assessment of the battle, reconciling the previous narratives, which differed widely by nation.

 

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    Name Born / Since / At Died Languages
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    Jalal al-Din Khan ibn Tokhtamysh00.00.138000.00.1412en, lt, pl, ru
    2Zawisza CzarnyZawisza Czarny00.00.137012.06.1428en, lt, pl, ru
    3Kuno von LichtensteinKuno von Lichtenstein00.00.136015.07.1410de, pl
    4Ulrich von JungingenUlrich von Jungingen00.00.136015.07.1410de, en, fr, lt, pl, ru, ua
    5LengvenisLengvenis00.00.135519.06.1431en, lt, pl, ru
    6Siemowit IV Duke of MasoviaSiemowit IV Duke of Masovia00.00.135200.01.1426en, lt, pl, ru, ua
    7Zyndram of MaszkowiceZyndram of Maszkowice00.00.135000.00.1414de, en, lt, pl
    8VytautasVytautas00.00.135027.10.1430en, lv, pl, ru
    9Władysław II JagiełłoWładysław II Jagiełło00.00.134801.06.1434de, en, fr, lt, lv, pl, ru, ua
    10
    Friedrich von Wallenrode15.07.1410pl
    11Marcin of WrocimowiceMarcin of Wrocimowice00.00.1442en, pl, ru
    12Jan FarurejJan Farurejpl
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