|Region||Ústí nad Labem|
|• Total||8.41 km2 (3.25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||238 m (781 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Postal code||411 42 to 412 01|
The municipality covers an area of 8.41 square kilometres (3.25 sq mi), and has a population of 384 (as at 31 December 2007).
Duchess Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg (1672 – 1741) had sprawling estates in the region, including the castle of Ploschkowitz (now Ploskovice), acquired by her father in 1663. She was very wealthy, and brought a possible claim to the Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg through her father Duke Julius Francis. Through their possessions the ducal family also belonged to the Bohemian nobility.
In 1697, the Duchess married Gian Gastone de' Medici, who later became Grand Duke of Tuscany. They lived in the castle of Ploschkowitz. Anna Maria Franziska dominated her weak husband, which drove him into the arms of alcohol. He deplored her behaviour, "capriciousness, peevish faces and sharp words". Gian Gastone stayed with his wife for a mere ten months, before fleeing to Prague. The Tuscan grand duchess refused to come to Tuscany, despite her husband's constant protestations. She believed that the Medici were in the habit of murdering their consorts.
- Paul Strathern, The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance, London: Vintage books, 2003, pp. 397 – 398. ISBN 978-0-09-952297-3
- "Gian Gastone". Yahoo.com - Geocities. Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- Paul Strathern, The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance, London: Vintage books, 2003, p. 403. ISBN 978-0-09-952297-3
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