Bielowicko

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Bielowicko
Village
Saint Lawrence Church
Saint Lawrence Church
Coat of arms of Bielowicko
Coat of arms
Bielowicko is located in Poland
Bielowicko
Bielowicko
Coordinates: 49°49′5.9″N 18°51′23.93″E / 49.818306°N 18.8566472°E / 49.818306; 18.8566472
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko
Gmina Jasienica
First mentioned 1223
Government
 • Mayor Józef Gruszka
Area 3.116 km2 (1.203 sq mi)
Population (2009) 582
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car plates SBI

Bielowicko [bjɛlɔˈvit͡skɔ] is a village in Gmina Jasienica, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has a population of 582 (2009).

History[edit]

It is one of the oldest villages in Cieszyn Silesia. It was first mentioned in a document of Bishop of Wrocław issued on 23 May 1223 for Norbertine Sisters in Rybnik among villages paying them a tithe, as Beleuisco/[1] (Beloviezo).[2]

Politically it belonged then to the Duchy of Opole and Racibórz and the Castellany of Cieszyn, which was in 1290 formed in the process of feudal fragmentation of Poland into the Duchy of Teschen, ruled by a local branch of Silesian Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of the Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

There is a wooden Saint Lawrence Church in the village, it was built in the 17th century.

After the World War I, fall of Austria-Hungary, Polish–Czechoslovak War and division of Cieszyn Silesia, the village became a part of the Second Polish Republic. After German invasion of Poland in 1939, the area became a part of Nazi Germany until 1945.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Panic, Idzi (2000). "Z badań nad osadami zanikłymi na Górnym Śląsku w średniowieczu. Uwagi w sprawie istnienia zaginionych wsi podcieszyńskich, Nageuuzi, Suenschizi, suburbium, Radouiza, Zasere, Clechemuje oraz Novosa". Pamiętnik Cieszyński (Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne Oddział w Cieszynie) (15): 29–37. ISSN 0137-558X. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 294. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 

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Coordinates: 49°49′5.9″N 18°51′23.93″E / 49.818306°N 18.8566472°E / 49.818306; 18.8566472