Sulechów ( [suˈlɛxuf] German: ) is a town in Züllichau Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Zielona Góra County. It is the administrative seat of the Gmina Sulechów.
History [ edit ]
Settlement in the area goes back to the 4th century. In the 10th century the area was part of the realm of
Mieszko I of Poland. From 1138 on it was part of the Duchy of Silesia, and then the splinter Duchy of Głogów. [1 ]
The settlement was mentioned in 1319, when Margrave
Waldemar of Ascania had conquered Sulechów for Brandenburg. Waldemar however died in the same year, and the locality fell back to the Piast Duchy of Głogów. [1 ]
In 1482 Duke
Jan II the Mad ceded Züllichau together with the neighboring town of Krossen to Brandenburg under Elector Albert III Achilles. It was part of the Neumark district since 1537. From 1815 it belonged to the Prussian province of Brandenburg. In 1945 it fell to Poland with the implementation of the Oder-Neisse line according to the Potsdam Agreement.
Notable people [ edit ]
Johann Gottfried Rösner - born 1658, executed in 1724 as mayor of Thorn (Toruń) as a consequence of the Tumult of Thorn
Caspar Neumann - born 1683, first pharmaceutical professor at the Berlin Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum
Johann Gottfried Ebel - born 1764, author
Minna Herzlieb - born 1789, role model for "Ottilie" in Goethes "Die Wahlverwandtschaften"
Hermann Marggraff - born 1809, author
Theodor Kullak - (1818–1882) pianist, composer was educated in the town.
Rüdiger Graf von der Goltz - (1865–1946), a German Major-General during World War I and Estonian War of Independence
Gerhard Benack (1915–1994), German officer
Peter Robert Keil - (6 August 1942), is a German painter and sculptor
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig - born 1943, German rower
Olga Tokarczuk - 1962, Polish writer
Łukasz Żygadło - 1979, volleyball player
Mela Koteluk - 1985, singer
International relations [ edit ]
Twin towns — sister cities [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
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Coordinates: 52°05′N 15°37′E / 52.083°N 15.617°E