Szczepanów, Lesser Poland Voivodeship

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Szczepanów
Village
Szczepanów is located in Poland
Szczepanów
Szczepanów
Coordinates: 50°0′19″N 20°39′20″E / 50.00528°N 20.65556°E / 50.00528; 20.65556
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Brzesko
Gmina Brzesko
Population 949

Szczepanów [ʂt͡ʂɛˈpanuf] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Brzesko, within Brzesko County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Brzesko and 52 km (32 mi) east of the regional capital Kraków.[1]

The village has a population of 949.

It was the birthplace of Stanislaus of Szczepanów - 11th Century Bishop of Kraków who was martyred by the Polish king Bolesław II the Bold and became venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Stanislaus the Martyr.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Church of Mary Magdalene. Founded by Odrowąża Yvonne Bishop of Cracow. In the thirteenth century Vincent of Kielcza, described this building as a wooden structure but by 1470 Jan Długosz described a stone church. The church building was damaged on 23 November 1914 as a result of World War I.
  • The church of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Stanisława is a Gothic Revival building, designed by architect and professor at the Lwów Polytechnic, Jan Sas-Zubrzycki. It was built between 1911–1914 and has a five storey tower.
  • Szczepanów Market.
  • The historic parish cemetery and also a military cemetery from World War I.

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Coordinates: 50°0′19″N 20°39′20″E / 50.00528°N 20.65556°E / 50.00528; 20.65556