Brochów, Masovian Voivodeship

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Brochów
Village
Church of St. Roch and John the Baptist
Church of St. Roch and John the Baptist
Brochów is located in Poland
Brochów
Brochów
Coordinates: 52°19′22″N 20°15′58″E / 52.32278°N 20.26611°E / 52.32278; 20.26611
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Sochaczew
Gmina Brochów
Elevation 70.0 m (229.7 ft)
Population 400

Brochów [ˈbrɔxuf] is a village (population 400) in Sochaczew County, Masovian Voivodeship, east-central Poland. It is the seat of Gmina Brochów[1] and lies some 11 kilometres (7 mi) north of Sochaczew and 52 km (32 mi) west of Warsaw.

It was in the church at Brochów that Mikołaj Chopin and Justyna Krzyżanowska, parents of future composer Frédéric Chopin, were married on 2 June 1806. Frédéric was baptized there on 23 April 1810.

During the Invasion of Poland in World War II, on 15 September 1939, Brochów was the site of a successful cavalry charge against German infantry by the 17th Wielkopolska Uhlan Regiment.

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Coordinates: 52°19′22″N 20°15′58″E / 52.32278°N 20.26611°E / 52.32278; 20.26611