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I. Bishopric – II. University

I. Bishopric

The diocese of Breslau (Wrocław) was erected in the year 1000 and made suffragan to Gnesen (Gniezno); it was identical with the Piast duchies of Silesia and long remained a missionary see. The Breslau castellan Peter Wlast (died 1153) founded a Benedictine abbey on the Elbing (Elbla̧g) River. The Sand Island was granted in 1149/1150 to Augustinian Canons from Flanders, who had reside…

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Köhler, Joachim and Meyer, Dietrich, “Breslau”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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