Holy Trinity Church in Strzelno (right) and Saint Procopius Church (left)
|• Total||4.46 km2 (1.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
Strzelno [ˈstʂɛlnɔ] (German: Strelno) is a town in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. The town is located 18 km (11.18 mi) south of Inowrocław. According to the June 2005 Census, the population numbered 12,486.
Establishment of the city is connected with the person of Piotr Włostowic, a duke of Bolesław III Wrymouth. He is considered the founder of the Church of St. Cross. In the eighties of the 12th century, in what was then the village Strzelno, a Norbertine nuns convent was founded. The monastery church originally bore the name church of St.Trinity, in later years the name was extended to St.Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Strzelno received city rights in 1231.
The 12th-century church of Saint Procopius, in the shape of a Roman rotunda, is considered to be one of the best preserved original churches in Poland.
Born in Strzelno:
- Albert Abraham Michelson (1852–1931) - Nobel Award-winning American physicist and scientist
- Carl Minkley (1866–1937), politician
- Ridley Haim Herschell (1807–1864) - evangelist.
- Jakub Cieślewicz (1846–1930) - medical doctor and social activist.
- Stanisław Gądecki (born in 1949) - archbishop of Poznań, deputy chairman of Polish Episcopal Conference