CASIMIR of POLAND (Saint) (March 4) (15th century) The second son of Casimir IV, King of Poland, distinguished from his boyhood for piety and charity to the poor. On coming to man’s estate he refused the crown of Hungary, pressed upon him by his own father and by a powerful party among the Hungarians, dis- satisfied with their reigning monarch. He died (A.D. 1482) before reaching his twenty-fifth year. On his deathbed he asked that a copy of his well-known Hymn to Our Blessed Lady should be buried with him at Cracow. Many miracles were wrought at his tomb, and in 1552 his body was found to be still incorrupt. He was canonized by Pope Leo X.