Krobielowice

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Krobielowice
Village
Krobielowice is located in Poland
Krobielowice
Krobielowice
Coordinates: 51°1′N 16°48′E / 51.017°N 16.800°E / 51.017; 16.800
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Wrocław County
Gmina Kąty Wrocławskie

Krobielowice [krɔbjɛlɔˈvit͡sɛ] (German: Krieblowitz) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Kąty Wrocławskie, within Wrocław County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] Prior to 1945 it was part of Germany. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south-east of Kąty Wrocławskie and 21 km (13 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

The town was founded in 1321. As Krieblowitz in the Prussian Province of Silesia, it was one of the residences of renowned Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, co-victor with Wellington over Napoleon at Waterloo, who died here in 1819. It was incorporated into the new German Empire in 1871. From 1937–45 under the Nazis Krieblowitz was renamed Blüchersruh ("Blücher's resting place"), partly to honour the Field Marshal, and partly because the authorities thought the original name sounded "too Slavic".

Blücher's mausoleum was desecrated by rampaging Soviet troops towards the end of World War II in 1945. The area was transferred to Poland later that same year. His tomb remains an empty, crumbling shell as of 2016. The Field Marshal's actual remains are buried in nearby Sośnica (Schosnitz), having been taken there by a Polish priest after the fall of communism in Poland.

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Coordinates: 51°01′01″N 16°48′00″E / 51.017°N 16.800°E / 51.017; 16.800