Wrong Cleo, let's fix it>>560990
Not him, but do I seriously need to remind you that he was Duda of his age, until he fucking wised up (and it was waaaay too fucking late by that point)?
The rule of thumbs are as follow:
- elective kings were ALL fuckwits - every single fucking one of them, even Batory, Sobieski and whoever else you consider worthy
- the only competent Jagiellonians were Jagiełło himself and his 4th son, Casimir
- short from small handful of people, grand majority of Piasts were straight-out idiots and no amount of circumstances is justifying their retardation
- and on top of it all, the Hungarian "friendship" is probably the biggest propaganda achievement of the ages, at least as far as Europe is concerned
This country suffered pretty much from day one from incomeptent rulers. It's not even about the good ones (we had 5 of those and one of those was a Czech), the "not shitty ones" were still mediocre, but thanks to the good old "efekt brzydkiej koleżanki" they are considered somehow good.
This nation was ruled by incompetent and/or egoistical idiots for grand majority of its existence.