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Gdańsk
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[German Version]

(Ger. Danzig). The earliest literary reference to the settlement west of the mouth of the Wisla (Vistula) under the name Gyddanizc relates to the year 997 when Adalbert of Prague baptized a local prince and “many heathen” there. After the region was incorporated into the Polish church organization, German Cistercians worked there beginning in 1175, and Dominicans, too, from 1227. Around 1190, the churches of Sw. Katarzyny (St. Catherine) was erected for the Slavic and St. Nikolai for the German commercial com…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Gdańsk”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03395>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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