Battle of Mozgawa
Following the unexpected death of Casimir II the Juste the May 5th 1194, his oldest son Lech the White succeeds to him Cracow and becomes also Duc of Mazovie and Cujavie. Mieszko III the Old man, ambitionnant to go up on the throne of Cracow, opens the hostilities by invading Cujavie which it offers to his son Boleslas.
The army of Small Poland formed of the partisans of the young person Lech the White, supported not Russian troops of the Romance prince of Halicz, is started and share at the meeting of the army of Large-Poland of the duke Mieszko III the Old man and of its Silesian allies (Mieszko IV Legs Frays and Iaroslav d' Opole). The two camps find face-to-face discussion on banks of a small river of Cujavie, Mozgawa.
At the beginning of the battle, the men of Lech the White take the advantage, but in end-of-day, the Silesian succeed in turning over the situation to the profit of Mieszko III without that not enabling him to take a significant advantage, each camp remaining finally on its positions, for lack of combatants.
It was one of the bloodiest battles of the time of the dismemberment Féodal in Poland (Mieszko III itself was wounded there, his/her son Boleslas de Cujavie was killed there). It contributed to look further into the divergences and to nourish resentments between the various Polish dukes, thus accelerating the parcelling out of the territory.
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