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Jagiellon dynasty


Sometimes, women of this dynasty married only when relatively old. Catherine Jagiellon, wife of John III of Sweden, was 11 years older than her husband, having remained unmarried into her thirties. She bore her children at ages 38, 40 and 42.

Jagiello himself was born to a father already in his fifties or sixties.

In generational terms, this was a most extraordinary dynasty.

Surviving Members

According to some members of the academic community, there are surviving, male-line descendants of the dynasty through Alexander and Helena, although this is yet to be conclusively verified.


  1. ↑ Zamoyski (1988), 73.
  2. ↑ Zamoyski (1988), 68.
  3. ↑ Roberts (1997), 300.
  4. ↑ Jardine (1996), 308.


  • Glomski, Jacqueline L. 2007. Patronage and humanist literature in the age of the Jagiellons: court and career in the writings of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard Cox. Erasmus studies, 16. Toronto, CA: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9780802093004
  • Jardine, Lisa. 1996. Worldly goods: a new history of the Renaissance. New York, NY: Nan A. Talese. ISBN 9780385476843
  • Roberts, J.M. 1997. The Penguin history of Europe. London, UK: Penguin Books. ISBN 9780140265613
  • Zamoyski, Adam. 1988. The Polish way: a thousand-year history of the Poles and their culture. New York, NY: F. Watts. ISBN 9780531150696.

External links

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