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Grodzisk Mazowiecki is a town in central Poland with 24,900 inhabitants in 1995. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Grodzisk_Mazowiecki. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Between 1975 and 1998 it was situated in the Warszawa Voivodship but since 1999 it has been situated in the Masovian Voivodship. Market Square (Wolności Sq.) before World War I 11th-13th c. Jump to: navigation, search 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Warszawa Voivodship (Polish: województwo warszawskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975-1998, superseded by Masovian Voivodship. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Coat of arms of Masovian Voivodship Masovian voivodship since 1999 The Masovian Voivodship (in Polish województwo mazowieckie) is the largest and most populous of the sixteen Polish administrative regions or voivodships created in 1999. ...

In the area of Grodzisk there was a Slav fortified settlement, which probably gave the name to the city (grodzisko - fortified settlement).


Nobleman Tomasz Grodziski founded a church in a village existing at that time; the first written mentions about Grodzisk.

July 22, 1522

Grodzisk obtained civic rights from King Sigismund I the Old thanks to the efforts of the two Okuń brothers - then owners of the city.


The city became property of the Mokronowski family. The period lasting until the mid-18th century was the most difficult in the history of Grodzisk, which was repeatedly ravaged by wars, cholera epidemics and famine.

June 14, 1845

Opening of the first section of the Warsaw-Vienna Railroad. Fast connection between Grodzisk and Warsaw contributed to a dynamic growth of the city. It became a destination of many trips and a gateway for residents of the capital.


Opening of the first factory in Grodzisk. Since that time the city has gradually become one of the most powerful industrial centers in southwest Mazovia.


Dr. Michał Bojasiński opened the Hydrotherapy Department in Jordanowice bordering Grodzisk. Around the health resort an elegant villa district was developed, featuring summer residences of affluent industrialists from Warsaw.


Well-known Polish painter, Józef Chełmoński, moved in to the nearby village of Kuklówka, celebrating the beauty of the Grodzisk area on his numerous paintings.


Grodzisk obtained an additional connection with Warsaw thanks to the second railway line (Electrical Access Railway - today's WKD). The biggest businesses of Grodzisk at that time included the existing to this day "Słoń" Production Plant manufacturing abrasive materials and "Grodzisk" Chemical Plant - today's "Polfa".

January 17, 1945

Liberation of Grodzisk from the Nazi occupation, which during 5 years resulted in loss of more than 5,000 local residents.


Return of an authentic self-government to the municipality, marking the beginning of a fast and versatile development of the city, which changed its image and utilized its opportunity once again in its history.

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