Zebrzydowice, Silesian Voivodeship
Assumption of Mary Church
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Zebrzydowice (German: Seibersdorf) [zɛbʐɨdɔˈvit͡sɛ] ( ) is a village and the seat of Gmina Zebrzydowice, Cieszyn County in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland, near the border with the Czech Republic. It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia, on the Piotrówka River. It has a population of about 4,700. There is a rail border crossing in the village.
The village was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as item in Siffridi villa debent esse quadraginta mansi. It meant that the village was supposed to pay tithe from 40 smaller lans. The creation of the village was a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in late 13th century on the territory of what will be later known as Upper Silesia.
Politically the village belonged initially 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 (Austria side after the compromise of 1867).
The village became a seat of a Catholic parish, first mentioned in an incomplete register of Peter's Pence payment from 1335 as villa Sifridi and as such being one of the oldest in the region. It was again mentioned in the register of Peter's Pence payment from 1447 among 50 parishes of Teschen deaconry as Seyfredsdorff. 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 16 April 1654. The parish is now served by a Assumption of Mary Church.
As a private village it belonged to several noble families including Mattencloit and Larisch-Mönnich. In 19th century it became part of a Freistadt district, one of the 8 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Austrian Silesia. In 1855 it was crossed by a Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway. A post-office was opened in 1869. After World War I the village became a subject of the Polish–Czechoslovak border conflicts as part of Cieszyn Silesia. Eventually the village became part of the Second Polish Republic in 1920. After German invasion of Poland in 1939 it was annexed by Nazi Germany. In 1945 pre-war borders had been restored.
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