Pišece

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Pišece
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Pišece is located in Slovenia
Pišece
Pišece
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°0′11.48″N 15°38′52.42″E / 46.0031889°N 15.6478944°E / 46.0031889; 15.6478944Coordinates: 46°0′11.48″N 15°38′52.42″E / 46.0031889°N 15.6478944°E / 46.0031889; 15.6478944
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Lower Sava
Municipality Brežice
Area
 • Total 4.24 km2 (1.64 sq mi)
Elevation 231.7 m (760.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 312
[1]

Pišece is a village in the hills west of Bizeljsko in the Municipality of Brežice in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Styria. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Lower Sava statistical region.[2]

The local parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1406, but the current building dates to the late 18th century.[3]

Pišece Castle is a medieval castle northwest of the main settlement. It was built in the 13th century with 16th-century additions. It was an important link in the defences against Ottoman raids in the 15th and 16th century.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Pišece include:

  • Milan Čopič (1925–1989), atomic physicist[5]
  • Alfred Moscon (1839–1927), politician[5]
  • Davorin Petančič (1910–1983), theater teacher and playwright[5]
  • Maks Pleteršnik (1840–1923), linguist and lexicographer[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Brežice municipal site
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 3246
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 524
  5. ^ a b c d Savnik, Roman, ed. 1976. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 3. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 42.

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