Wroclaw

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Wroclaw (Wrocław)

City in Poland, upon Odra river. Capital of Dolnoslaskie region.

Population: 650 thousand (1999)

Education: 9 universities: Uniwersytet Wroclawski (Uniwersytet Wrocławski - Wroclaw University), Politechnika Wroclawska (Politechnika Wrocławska - Wroclaw Polytechnic) and others Industry: railway cars, electronics and others

Transport: Airport, riverport Others: ZOO

Home page: http://www.wroclaw.com/


This official Polish website lists several inaccuracies. It states that in 1741 Frederick the Great of Prussia changed the name to Breslau. A 1493 engraving of the city in the [[Schedelsche Weltchronik]] shows the city as Bressla .

It also fails to mention, that land between the Oder and Warthe river , such as Silesia etc had been given as landlien to Moravia, Bohemia by previous emperors, such as Arnulf of Carinthia .

In AD 995 by a patent of Holy Roman Emperor Otto III Silesia was attached to the see of Meissen under the archbishopric of Magdeburg. Soon after emperor Otto III and Boleslaw I Chrobry founded Breslau bishopric and Breslau city.

Boleslaw I Chrobry , son of Mieszko I , first piast ruler had conquered Silesia from Bohemia ,Moravia ( parts of the empire) and it was conquered back and force several times. For a more detailed history see : http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02761a.htm Breslau, also Moravia, Bohemia, Silesia .

Since appr. 1300 Silesia was directly under the emperor .

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