|Mieszko I (by Aleksander Lesser)|
How is it that dousing has rivaled alarm clocks on this day? Some say that the answer can be traced to Mieszko I of Poland.
Before there was a Poland, there was a Polans. This name was derived from the old Slavic term polje, meaning “field.”
basin of 8th-century Greater Poland. The first dynasty to rule Poland was the Piast, and Mieszko I was the Piast dynasty’s first historical ruler. He is also referred to as “Dagome, King of the Wends” (Wends meaning “West Slavs”).
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