Poles and Jews were one of the most hygenic people at the time. Washing multiple times a week. They brought sanitary habits to France and the rest of Europe.
One of the few countries to keep grain in a seperate storage room from the living quarters.
King ordered to close the borders.
While the cats were thought to be evil and were killed all over Europe, Poland (and Milan) did not partake in the killing of cats. These cats flourished and killed the plagued rats instead prevention an epidemic.
>>79905 The short reign of Henry at Wawel Castle in Poland was marked by a clash of cultures between the Polish and the French. The young king and his followers were astonished by several Polish practices and disappointed by the rural poverty and harsh climate of the country. The Polish, on the other hand, wondered if all Frenchmen were as concerned with their appearance as their new king appeared to be.
In many aspects, Polish culture had a positive influence on France. At Wawel, the French were introduced to new technologies of septic facilities, in which litter (excrement) was taken outside the castle walls. On returning to France, Henry ordered the construction of such facilities at the Louvre and other palaces. Other inventions introduced to the French by the Polish included a bath with regulated hot and cold water, as well as forks. Henri III (1551–1589) [...] he is widely credited for having introduced the fork into France. Not the best source but it's something.
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