Tag Archives: Silesia

Breslau ~ Duchy

BRESLAU ~Duchy.   The city, now WROCŁAW, is the largest in Silesia, and stands on the River Odra/Oder. In 1251 the sons of Henry II, Prince of Poland and Duke of Lower Silesia, who had been killed resisting the Mongols in … Continue reading

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Breslau ~ Bishopric

BRESLAU ~ Bishopric. See also BRESLAU ~ Duchy   Bishopric in Silesia. The city of WROCŁAW, Polish since 1945, is on the River Oder, at a place where the river divides into several channels. Silesia was originally part of Poland, but the … Continue reading

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Bielsko-Biała

BIELSKO-BIAŁA Voivodship (Województwo bielski), 1975-99, in southern Poland, southwest of Kraków, and bordering on both the Czech Republic and Slovakia;  named after its capital, which was originally two neighbouring towns, Bielsko (Bielitz in German) on the eastern edge of Austrian … Continue reading

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Beuthen (Upper Silesia)

BEUTHEN (Upper Silesia) see also  BEUTHEN (Lower Silesia)  Silesian Duchy, named from its capital, now called BYTOM, which is north of Gliwice and northwest of Katowice. In 1281 when Duke Wladyslaw of Upper Silesia died, his Duchy was divided among … Continue reading

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