Pierściec

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Pierściec
Village
Village's centre
Village's centre
Coat of arms of Pierściec
Coat of arms
Pierściec is located in Poland
Pierściec
Pierściec
Coordinates: 49°49′52.62″N 18°49′22.35″E / 49.8312833°N 18.8228750°E / 49.8312833; 18.8228750Coordinates: 49°49′52.62″N 18°49′22.35″E / 49.8312833°N 18.8228750°E / 49.8312833; 18.8228750
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Skoczów
Area
 • Total 7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,756
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-430
Car plates SCI

Pierściec is a village in Gmina Skoczów, Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland.[1] It has a population of about 1,700. It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

History[edit]

It was first mentioned in 1550, with a strong indication that it was much older.[2]

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

After 1540s Protestant Reformation prevailed in the Duchy of Teschen and a local Catholic church was taken over by Lutherans. It was taken from them (as one from around fifty buildings in the region) by a special commission and given back to the Roman Catholic Church on 15 April 1654.[3]

Tadeusz Kopeć, Polish politician, was born here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Panic, Idzi (2011). Śląsk Cieszyński w początkach czasów nowożytnych (1528-1653) [Cieszyn Silesia in the beginnings of Modern Era (1528-1653)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 164. ISBN 978-83-926929-5-9. 
  3. ^ Broda, Jan (1992). "Materiały do dziejów Kościoła ewangelickiego w Księstwie Cieszyńskim i Państwie Pszczyńskim w XVI i XVII wieku". Z historii Kościoła ewangelickiego na Śląsku Cieszyńskim (in Polish). Katowice: Dom Wydawniczy i Księgarski „Didache“. pp. 259–260. ISBN 83-85572-00-7.