1609, Mar 221672, Dec 16
King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania during the era of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Duke of Opole in Upper Silesia, and titular King of Sweden 1648–1660. In Poland, he is known and commonly referred as Jan Kazimierz. His parents were Sigismund III Vasa (1566–1632) and Constance of Austria (1588–1631). His older brother, and predecessor on the throne, was Wladyslaw IV Vasa.
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05/06/1648-Battle of Zhovti Vody -- Bohdan Khmelnytsky's Cossaks beat John II Casimir Vasa [-ed check date!]
09/23/1648-Battle of Pyliavtsi: Bohdan Khmelnytsky's beats John II Casimir Vasa
06/20/1656-Polish King John II Casimir Vasa recaptures Warsaw
07/18/1656-Battle of Warsaw: Swedish king Charles X Gustav beats John II Casimir Vasa and occupies Warsaw
09/16/1668-John II Casimir Vasa abdicates the Polish–Lithuanian throne, returns to France
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