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Wschowa (German: Fraustadt) is a town in the Lubusz Voivodeship in Poland with 14,607 inhabitants (2004). It is the capital of Wschowa County. Image File history File links Wschowa_herb. ... Image File history File links Wschowa_herb. ... Lubusz Voivodeship (Polish: województwo lubuskie) is an administrative region, or voivodeship, of western Poland. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wschowa County (in Polish powiat ) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lubusz Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 2002 as a result of decision of Council of Ministers of 2001. ...


History

Wschowa town hall
Wschowa town hall

Wschowa was originally a border fortress in a region disputed by Silesia and Great Poland. After colonists established a settlement nearby, it received Magdeburg Rights around 1250. The name Veschow (Wschowa) was first mentioned in 1248, while the name Frowenstat Civitas (Fraustadt) was first mentioned in 1290. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 178 KB) Wschowa, ratusz File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): City and town halls Wschowa Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 178 KB) Wschowa, ratusz File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): City and town halls Wschowa Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Ślonsk / Ślónsk) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Greater Poland (also Great Poland; Polish: Wielkopolska, German: Grosspolen, Latin: Polonia Maior) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ... The Magdeburg Rights (or Magdeburg law) were a set of city laws regulating the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages granted with it by a local ruler. ... // April 30 - King Louis IX of France released by his Egyptian captors after paying a ransom of one million dinars and turning over the city of Damietta. ... For broader historical context, see 1240s and 13th century. ... For broader historical context, see 1290s and 13th century. ...


The Battle of Fraustadt occurred at Fraustadt Wschowa on February 3, 1706 during the Great Northern War The battle of Fraustadt was fought on February 3, 1706 between Swedish and Russians. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... Combatants Sweden Ottoman Empire (1710–1714) Russia Denmark-Norway Poland-Lithuania Saxony later also Prussia) Commanders Charles XII of Sweden Ahmed III Peter the Great August II Frederick IV of Denmark Battle of Poltava as painted by Denis Martens the Younger in 1726 This is an article about the 18th...


Famous People

  • Valerius Herberger (1562-1627)
  • Samuel Friedrich Lauterbach (1662-1728)
  • Andreas Gryphius lived there on and off
  • Christian Gryphius (1649-1706), son of Andreas Gryphius

Andreas Gryphius (October 11, 1616_ July 16, 1664) was a German lyric poet and dramatist. ... Andreas Gryphius (October 11, 1616_ July 16, 1664) was a German lyric poet and dramatist. ...

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Coordinates: 51°48′N 16°19′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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The official WWW sites of Wschowa (577 words)
Wschowa is a town of very rich history dated for many centuries, the capital of historical Wschowa Land.
Wschowa reached the position of one of the main centres of economic and cultural life in Wielkopolska.
It was in the Wschowa Townhall that the Kings stayed, the meetings and gatherings of the Parliament took place, the foreign missions were received.
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