Zegrzynek

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Zegrzynek
Village
Zegrzynek is located in Poland
Zegrzynek
Zegrzynek
Coordinates: 52°28′28″N 21°3′15″E / 52.47444°N 21.05417°E / 52.47444; 21.05417
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Legionowo
Gmina Serock
Population 4

Zegrzynek [zɛˈɡʐɨnɛk] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Serock, within Legionowo County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of Serock, 13 km (8 mi) north-east of Legionowo, and 29 km (18 mi) north of Warsaw.

The village has a population of 4. It is a birthplace of playwright Jerzy Szaniawski, member of the Polish Academy of Literature in interwar Poland and author of popular stories about Professor Tutka published in daily press in postwar Poland.[2] His parents owned an estate in Zegrzynek (practically the entire settlement), with the manor visited by writers such as Maria Konopnicka and Konrad Prószyński. It was nationalized by the communists after the war. It is widely assumed that it was Jerzy's wife, Anita Szaniawska (née Szatkowska) who set Szaniawskis country manor on fire in 1977, causing not only its total destruction, but also the death of two squatters locked inside. She died in a mental hospital.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Zegrze village nearby, with the Radziwiłł Palace
  • Zegrze Reservoir (Zalew Zegrzyński), a popular recreation spot for Varsovians

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Monika Mokrzycka-Pokora, Jerzy Szaniawski. Biography. Culture.pl. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  3. ^ Joanna Derkaczew, UWAGA! ZŁE PSY. Gazeta Wyborcza, 6 March 2006. See also: Google translate.


Coordinates: 52°28′28″N 21°3′15″E / 52.47444°N 21.05417°E / 52.47444; 21.05417