Poznań Historical Timeline

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966: Mieszko I potentially baptised here

968: Poland's first bishop takes up residence in Ostrów Tumski, Poznań Cathedral built

1038: City burned down by Bretislaus I, Duke of Bohemia

1039: City rebuilt by Casimir the Restorer

1253: Magdeburg rights bestowed on the city, construction of fortifications and castle begins

1534: City scales built

1536: Major fire

1655: Swedish and Brandenburgian occupation of the city

1704: Battle of Poznań (Northern War)

1793: Annexed by Prussia, becomes 'Posen'

1806: Napoleon temporarily headquartered in the city

1807: Becomes part of the Duchy of Warsaw

1815: Becomes part of Prussia again

1918: Wielkopolska Uprising begins

1921: Poznań Fair starts

1945: Battle of Poznań

1952: Creation of Lake Malta

1956: Poznań June (workers’ protests)

1999: Becomes capital of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship


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