10th-century duke of the Polans

Siemomysł - (about 900~ to 950~) leader of Polan tribe, duke of Poland, father of Mieszko I.

How we know about him


In the Gallus Anonymous Chronicle we can read about him as a Duke of Polans before Mieszko I. He is also mentioned in many other chronicles.

What we know about him


We do not know a lot about him. Perhaps he caused the wkrzanie uprising in Germany. He centralized the country a lot, beacause before baptism of Poland, this country was quite centralized as a Pagan country. He probably also conquered Goplans and Mazovians.