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|King of Poland|
|Royal Coat of arms|
|Official residence|| Palaces in Poland:|
|Monarchy started||6th century|
|Monarchy ended||December 30, 1989|
|Current pretender||Prince Leopold of Bavaria|
Poland, or at least its nucleus, was ruled at various times either by dukes (the 10th-14th century) or by kings (the 11th-18th century). The longest-reigning dynasties were the Piast (ca. 960 – 1370) and Jagiellon (1386–1572). Intervening and subsequent monarchs were often rulers of foreign countries or princes recruited from foreign dynasties.
During the latter period a tradition of free election of monarchs made it a uniquely electable position in Europe (16th-18th centuries). Polish independence ended with the Third Partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1795) and was restored at the end of World War I (1918).
Kings of Poland (1916–1989)
|Ruler||Dynasty||Reign Began||Reign Ended||Notes|
|Leopold||Wittelsbach||March 17, 1921||September 28, 1930||First king of the re-established Poland. German commander that drove Russia out of Poland in World War I.|
|Konrad II||Wittelsbach||September 28, 1930||September 6, 1969||Son of Leopold. Lead the Polish resistance during World War II.|
|Eugeniusz||Wittelsbach||September 6, 1969||January 30, 1990||Son of Konrad II. Last King of Poland.|