King Jadwiga of Poland was the first female monarch in Poland. She was crowned as a king because, in Poland, queens weren’t allowed to rule the country. However, the rule did not specify whether the king had to be a male.

King Jadwiga of Poland was the first female monarch in Poland. She was crowned as a king because, in Poland, queens weren’t allowed to rule the country. However, the rule did not specify whether the king had to be a male.

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A painting of King Jadwiga of Poland
King Jadwiga of Poland

The country crowned her “king” on 16 October 1384 in Kraków, Poland’s capital.

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