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Leszno
Coat of arms of Leszno
(Coat of arms)
Motto: Tu chce się żyć
Location of Leszno
Basic Information
Country Poland
Population 64,000 (2005)
City rights 1547
Latitude
Longitude
51°51' N
16°34' E
Area 31.9 km²
Density 2000/km²
Area code +48 65
Car plates PL to PLE
Twin towns Suhl, Deurne, Montlucon, Batouri, St. Polten, Dachau
Economy and Traffic
Administration
Mayor Tomasz Malepszy
Municipal Website

Leszno (listen ), German Lissa, is a town in central Poland with 63,300 inhabitants (2001). Image File history File links POL_Leszno_COA.svg‎ pl: Herb Leszno File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Greater Poland Voivodeship Leszno ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... In physics, Density is defined as mass m per unit volume V. Mathematically, it is expressed as where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg v is the volume of the substance... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... // This is a list of twin towns or sister cities – that is, pairs of towns or cities in different countries which have town twinning arrangements. ... Suhl is a city in Thuringia, Germany. ... See also: Deurne, Belgium. ... Montluçon is a city and commune in central France. ... Sankt Pölten (also ) is the capital city of the Austrian State of Lower Austria. ... poo ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Image File history File links Pl-Leszno. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship since 1999, it was previously the capital of the Leszno Voivodeship (1975 - 1998). Capital city PoznaÅ„ Area 29,826 km² Population (2005)  - Density 3,372,417 113. ... Leszno Voivodeship Leszno Voivodeship (Polish: województwo leszczyÅ„skie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland from 1975 to 1998, superseded by Greater Poland Voivodeship. ...

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History

Leszno was first mentioned in historical documents in 1393. The settlement was then the property of Stefan z Karnina using the Wieniawa coat of arms. The family adopted the surname of Leszczyński from the name of their estate according to the medieval custom of the Polish gentry (szlachta). Wieniawa is a Polish Coat of Arms. ... LeszczyÅ„ski family coat of arms: Wieniawa. ... Polish szlachcic. ...


In early 16th century a community of Protestant Unity of the Brethren refugees from Bohemia settled in Leszno invited by the Leszczyński family, who were since 1473 imperial counts and had converted to calvinism. The arrival of the Bohemian Protestants as well as weavers from nearby Silesia helped the settlement to grow and made it possible to became a town in 1547 by a privilege given by king Sigismund I the Old. Leszno was also the biggest printing center in Greater Poland thanks to the activity of the Protestant community, which number has been increased by the inflow of German refugees from Silesia during the Thirty Years War. At the time it already had a Gymnasium school led for a period by Jan Amos Komenský (known in English as Comenius), a Bohemian educator who was a member of the Unity of the Brethren. From 1638 to his death in 1647, Johann Heermann, a German speaking poet lived in Leszno. Between 1736 and 1639 the town has been fortified and its area increased. The golden era of Leszno ended with a large fire in 1655. During the Great Northern War the town was burned again in 1707 and had a plague in 1709. The Leszczyński family owned the city until 1738 when king Stanisław Leszczyński sold it after he abdicated for the second time. The Unity of the Brethren (Czech Jednota bratrská also known under the Latin name as Unitas Fratrum. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... LeszczyÅ„ski family coat of arms: Wieniawa. ... Calvinism is a system of Christian theology and an approach to Christian life and thought within the Protestant tradition articulated by John Calvin, a Protestant Reformer in the 16th century, and subsequently by successors, associates, followers and admirers of Calvin, his interpretation of Scripture, and perspective on Christian life and... Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlónsk) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Reign From December 8, 1506 until April 1, 1548 Coronation On January 24, 1507 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Royal House Jagiellon Parents Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk Elżbieta Rakuszanka Consorts Katarzyna Telniczanka Barbara Zapolya Bona Sforza Children with Katarzyna Telniczanka Jan Regina Katarzyna with Barbara... Voivodship wielkopolskie since 1999 Coat of Arms for voivodship wielkopolskie Greater Poland (also Great Poland; Polish: , German: Großpolen, Latin: Polonia Maior) is a historical region of west-central Poland. ... The victory of Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) The Thirty Years War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally in the central European territory of the Holy Roman Empire, but also involving most of the major continental powers. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Portrait of Comenius by Rembrandt John Amos Comenius (Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ) (March 28, 1592 – November 15, 1670) was a Czech teacher, scientist, educator, and writer. ... The Unity of the Brethren (Czech Jednota bratrská also known under the Latin name as Unitas Fratrum. ... Johann Heermann (11 October 1585 - 17 February 1647), German poet and hymn-writer. ... Combatants Sweden Ottoman Empire (1710–1714) Russia Denmark-Norway Poland-Lithuania Saxony later also Prussia, Hanover Commanders Charles XII of Sweden Ahmed III Peter the Great Augustus II the Strong Frederick IV of Denmark Strength 77,000 in the beginning of the war. ... Reign From 1704 until 1709 and from 1733 until 1736 Elected In 1704 and 1733 in Wola, today suburb of Warsaw, Poland Coronation On October 4, 1705 in the St. ...


During the Second Partition of Poland in 1793, Leszno was annexed by Prussia and became part of Province of Posen as Lissa. The town took part in Greater Poland Uprising (1918–1919) and was returned to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles on January 17, 1920. The town was annexed by the Nazi Germany in 1939. The Polish population was resettled to General Government. Most of the town's Jewish population (which in its history included such famous rabbis as Leo Baeck and Jacob of Lissa as well as the Polish-Jewish writer Ludwig Kalisch) was exterminated by the Nazis. The town returned to Poland in 1945. After the war, the city underwent a period of fast development especially between 1975 and 1998 when it was a seat of a voivodeship administrative area. In 2000 the city was awarded "The Golden Star of Town Twinning" prize by the European Commission. The Partitions of Poland (Polish Rozbiór or Rozbiory Polski) happened in the 18th century and ended the existence of a sovereign state of Poland (or more correctly the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). ... Motto: Suum cuique Latin: To each his own Prussia at its peak, as leading state of the German Empire Capital Königsberg, later Berlin Political structure Duchy, Kingdom, Republic Duke1  - 1525–68 Albert I  - 1688–1701 Frederick III King1  - 1701–13 Frederick I  - 1888–1918 William II Prime Minister1,2... The Province of Posen (German: , Polish: ) was a province of Prussia from 1846-1918. ... Soldiers of the Greater Polish Army The Greater Poland Uprising of 1918–1919, or Wielkopolska Uprising of 1918–1919 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1918–19 roku; German: Großpolnischer Aufstand) or Posnanian War was a military insurrection of Poles in the Greater Poland (also called the Grand Duchy of PoznaÅ„ or... The Palace of Versailles, where the treaty was signed. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... The General Government (in full General government for the occupied Polish areas, in German Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete) was the name given by Germany to the governing authority in Poland after its occupation by the Wehrmacht in September and October 1939. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Rabbi, in Judaism, means teacher, or more literally great one. The word Rabbi is derived from the Hebrew root word רַב, rav, which in biblical Hebrew means great or distinguished (in knowledge). Sephardic and Yemenite Jews pronounce this word רִבִּי ribbÄ«; the modern Israeli pronunciation רַבִּי rabbÄ« is derived from a recent (18th... Leo Baeck (1873-1956) Rabbi Dr. Leo Baeck (May 23, 1873, Leszno, Poland – November 2, 1956, London, England) was an outstanding 20th century German-Jewish scholar and a leader of Progressive Judaism. ... Rabbi Jacob of Lissa (? - 1832) was a German halakhist known for Netivot ha-Mishpat on the Shulkhan Arukh, Choshen Misphat, and his Havat Daat on the Shulkhan Arukh, Yoreh Deah. ... Ludwig Kalisch (September 7, 1814, Lissa - March 3, 1882, Paris) was a Polish-German Jewish novelist. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: Voievodat, Polish: Województwo, Serbian: Vojvodstvo or Vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ...


Sport

  • Unia Leszno speedway club http://www.unia.leszno.pl/
  • Leszno Aero Club http://www.aeroklub.leszno.pl/

Education

  • Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa http://www.pwsz.edu.pl/
  • Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna
  • Wyższa Szkoła Marketingu i Zarządzania http://www.wsmiz.edu.pl/

Politics

Kalisz/Leszno constituency

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Kalisz/Leszno constituency The Sejm building in Warsaw. ...

Józef Gruszka (born 16 March 1947, Kwiatków) is a Polish politician, MP, representing Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe. ... The Polish Peoples Party (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, also known in English as Polish Peasant Party) is a political party in Poland. ... Andrzej Grzyb (born August 23, 1956 in Siedlików) is a Polish politician. ... The Polish Peoples Party (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, also known in English as Polish Peasant Party) is a political party in Poland. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Witold Tomczak Witold Tomczak (born on 5 April 1957 in Kępno) is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Greater Poland Voivodship with the Liga Polskich Rodzin, part of the Independence and Democracy and sits on the European Parliaments Committee on Agriculture and... The League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin, or LPR) is a conservative and nationalist-minded political party within the Polish Parliament, and a coalition partner in Polands current ruling government. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. ... The Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska, also called the Citizens Platform) is a liberal conservative political party in Poland. ... Grzegorz Woźny (born July 19, 1946 in Pudliszki) is a Polish politician. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ...

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Coordinates: 51°52′N 16°34′E LeszczyÅ„ski family coat of arms: Wieniawa. ... Portrait of Comenius by Rembrandt John Amos Comenius (Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ) (March 28, 1592 – November 15, 1670) was a Czech teacher, scientist, educator, and writer. ... Johann Heermann (11 October 1585 - 17 February 1647), German poet and hymn-writer. ... Reign From 1704 until 1709 and from 1733 until 1736 Elected In 1704 and 1733 in Wola, today suburb of Warsaw, Poland Coronation On October 4, 1705 in the St. ... 1975 U.S. stamp featuring Haym Salomon. ... Leo Baeck (1873-1956) Rabbi Dr. Leo Baeck (May 23, 1873, Leszno, Poland – November 2, 1956, London, England) was an outstanding 20th century German-Jewish scholar and a leader of Progressive Judaism. ... Rabbi Jacob of Lissa (? - 1832) was a German halakhist known for Netivot ha-Mishpat on the Shulkhan Arukh, Choshen Misphat, and his Havat Daat on the Shulkhan Arukh, Yoreh Deah. ... Isaac Albert Mosse (* October 1, 1846 in Grodzisk_Wielkopolski (Poznan), † May 31, 1925 in Berlin) was a Prussian judge. ... Ludwig Kalisch (September 7, 1814, Lissa - March 3, 1882, Paris) was a Polish-German Jewish novelist. ... Stefan PaweÅ‚ Rowecki (pseudonym: Grot, hence called Stefan Grot-Rowecki, 1895-1944?) was a Polish general, journalist and the leader of the Armia Krajowa. ... StanisÅ‚aw Grochowiak (January 24, 1934 – September 2, 1976) was a Polish poet and dramatist. ... Bogdan Golik (born on 19 March 1963 in Wrocław) is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament for LD with the Self-Defense and sits on the European Parliaments Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. ... Agnes Pihlava. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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