|About Saint Casimir
Saint Casimir, a prince of the Jagiellon dynasty, was born on Oct. 3, 1458 in Wawel, Krakow and died on March 4, 1484 in Hrodna, Lithuania. His father was Casimir IV, the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania and his mother was Queen Elisabeth of Austria.
Saint Casimir began his education at the age of nine. His instructors were Father Jan Dlugosz, a Polish priest, diplomat, and soldier, and Filip Callimachus, an Italian writer.
Saint Casimir Offered Throne
Saint Casimir was offered the throne of Hungary at the young age of thirteen. He accepted the crown and traveled to Hungary. He hoped to defend Christianity against the invading Turks but was unsuccessful in his endeavor. Saint Casimir returned home as a fugitive.