Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen, King of Poland for one night #general


Alberto Guido Chester
 

Most of us have read or heard about Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen who
supossedly was elected King of Poland for one night in 1587.

Is anyone aware of academic historical research dealing with this fact ?

I expressly exclude the myth and it versions, and the easily available
web references, but concentrate on hard investigation on the history
of Poland or Lithuania rpoving or disproving this legend.

By the way, Dr. Rosenstein's "The Unbroken Chain" (1990, second
edition) says one source for the story is a much later manuscript by
R. Phineas Katzenellenbogen (a descendat of Saul Wahl) in the Bodleian
Library at Oxford.

Is there any research on this manuscript published ? Are there non
Jewish documents mentioning the story?

Thanks in advance.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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