Bojszowy

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Bojszowy
Village
Jedlińska Street
Jedlińska Street
Coat of arms of Bojszowy
Coat of arms
Bojszowy is located in Poland
Bojszowy
Bojszowy
Coordinates: 50°3′N 19°6′E / 50.050°N 19.100°E / 50.050; 19.100
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bieruń-Lędziny
Gmina Bojszowy
Population 3,219
Website http://www.bojszowy.pl/

Bojszowy [bɔi̯ˈʂɔvɨ] (German: Boischow) is a village in Bieruń-Lędziny County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Bojszowy.[1] It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Bieruń and 24 km (15 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice. The village has a population of 3,219.

History[edit]

The settlement was first mentioned as Boyschow in a 1368 deed issued by John I of Opava, Duke of Racibórz.

During the political upheaval caused by Matthias Corvinus the land around Pszczyna was overtaken by Casimir II, Duke of Cieszyn, who sold it in 1517 to the Hungarian magnates of the Thurzó family, forming the Pless state country. In the accompanying sales document issued on 21 February 1517 the village was mentioned as Boyssowy.[2] The Kingdom of Bohemia in 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the War of the Austrian Succession most of Silesia was conquered by the Kingdom of Prussia, including the village.

Bojszowy passed to the Second Polish Republic upon the 1921 Upper Silesian plebiscite. From 1977 until 1991 it was part of the neighbouring Tychy municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Musioł, Ludwik (1930). "Dokument sprzedaży księstwa pszczyńskiego z dn. 21. lutego 1517 R.". Roczniki Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk na Śląsku. Katowice: nakł. Towarzystwa ; Drukiem K. Miarki. R. 2: 235–237. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 


Coordinates: 50°3′N 19°6′E / 50.050°N 19.100°E / 50.050; 19.100