Miedźna

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Miedźna
Village
Saint Clemens church
Saint Clemens church
Miedźna is located in Poland
Miedźna
Miedźna
Coordinates: 49°59′N 19°3′E / 49.983°N 19.050°E / 49.983; 19.050
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
CountyPszczyna
GminaMiedźna
Population
1,576
Websitehttp://www.miedzna.pl/

Miedźna [ˈmʲɛd͡ʑna] is a village in Pszczyna County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Miedźna.[1] It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) east of Pszczyna and 30 km (19 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.

The village has a population of 1,576.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1326 in the register of Peter's Pence payment among Catholic parishes of Oświęcim deaconry of the Diocese of Kraków under two names: Medzwna seu Cuncendorf.[2]

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 Medna.[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Jan, Ptaśnik (1913). Monumenta Poloniae Vaticana T.1 Acta Camerae Apostolicae. Vol. 1, 1207-1344 (in Latin). Cracoviae: Sumpt. Academiae Litterarum Cracoviensis. pp. 147–150.
  3. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.

Coordinates: 49°59′N 19°03′E / 49.983°N 19.050°E / 49.983; 19.050