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King Wladyslaw IV Vasa of Poland

Wladislaus IV King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania was elected Tsar of Russia but was unable to assume the throne because of uprisings and hostilities in Russia, particularly Moscow. He did use the title, albeit without any power, until

Charles Ferdinand Vasa - Charles Ferdinand was the fourth son of King Sigismund III Vasa and his wife Constance of Austria and the brother of John Casimir, John Albert, Alexander Charles and Anna Catherine Constance.  Charles Ferdinand was a great patron of art and supporter of the Society of Jesus (he had an enormous silver altar built for the Jesuit Church in Warsaw).

Charles Ferdinand Vasa - Charles Ferdinand was the fourth son of King Sigismund III Vasa and his wife Constance of Austria and the brother of John Casimir, John Albert, Alexander Charles and Anna Catherine Constance. Charles Ferdinand was a great patron of art and supporter of the Society of Jesus (he had an enormous silver altar built for the Jesuit Church in Warsaw).

Joannes Albertus Vasa.PNG

Joannes Albertus Vasa.PNG

Anna Catherine Constance Vasa of Poland (1619-1651). Artist: Passe, Crispijn van de, the Elder

Anna Catherine Constance Vasa of Poland Artist: Passe, Crispijn van de, the Elder

Bona Sforza Queen of Poland,daughter of Gian Galeazzo and Isabella of Naples

Muzio Attendolo Sforza and Italian condottiero ,founder of the Sforza dynasty Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan,illegitimate son of .

Schultz Charles Ferdinand Vasa.jpg

Schultz Charles Ferdinand Vasa.jpg

Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (and studio), Portrait of an Officer, Mauritshuis (inv. 439)

Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (and studio), Portrait of an Officer, Mauritshuis (inv.

Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio ir Lenkijos karaliaus Žygimanto Augusto (1520–1572) portretas. Frans Huys, Hieronymus Cock, 1548 - 1562. Nacionalinis muzsiejus, Amsterdamas /  Portrait of Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland Sigismund August (1520–1572). Frans Huys, Hieronymus Cock, 1548 - 1562. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio ir Lenkijos karaliaus Žygimanto Augusto (1520–1572) portretas. Frans Huys, Hieronymus Cock, 1548 - 1562. Nacionalinis muzsiejus, Amsterdamas / Portrait of Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland Sigismund August (1520–1572). Frans Huys, Hieronymus Cock, 1548 - 1562. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Maria Anna Vasa, Princess of Poland.  Since her birth, Maria Anna was destined to enter in the Carmelite Order, because her parents are devoted Catholics and planned this for her. Soon her preparation for this began, but she suddenly died aged thirteen months in Warsaw.

Maria Anna Vasa, Princess of Poland. Since her birth, Maria Anna was destined to enter in the Carmelite Order, because her parents are devoted Catholics and planned this for her. Soon her preparation for this began, but she suddenly died aged thirteen months in Warsaw.

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