Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 26 of 132 |

Warsaw
(314 words)

[German Version]

(Warszawa), the capital of Poland, with a population of 1.71 million (2009), goes back to a trading settlement established in the 11th/12th century on the left bank of the Vistula; in 1413 it received Kulm rights. From 1406 to 1526, it was the official residence of the Piast dukes of Masovia. When the dynasty died out, Warsaw was incorporated into the crown of Poland. The Sejm met there for the first time in 1529; after 1569 it met there regularly, and as a result the royal court …

Cite this page
Hauptmann, Peter, “Warsaw”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224066>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



▲   Back to top   ▲