New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Casimir

detail of the painting Saint Casimir Jagiellon, by Daniel Schultz, c.1670; Saint Casimir Church, Cracow, Poland; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Slavic: show forth peace) (14581484) Prince of Poland, died Grodno, Russia. He was made grand-duke of Lithuania in 1471. Elected King of Hungary, he refused to exercise the power. He died of consumption. Patron of Poland; invoked against the plague, and Turks. Emblems: crown, lily. Buried in cathedral of Vilna. Canonized 1522. Feast, Roman Calendar, 4 March.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Casimir”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 14 December 2018. <>