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10, 1673, Lwow), king of Poland (1669-73), whose reign was marked by
struggles between the pro-Habs- burg and pro-French political factions. A native
Pole and descendant of Korybut, brother of King Wladyslaw II Jagiello. Michael
His dismissal in June was occasioned by King Fu'ad I's antipathy to constitutional
government and the displeasure of the British high commissioner over his
introduction of legislation demanded by the extreme nationalist wing of the Wafd.
Philippe was the younger son of King Philip VI of France, who in 1344
established the peerage duchy for him to compensate for losing his expectation
of Dauphine, which had been reserved for him in 1343 but was subsequently
assigned to ...
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