Mazowsze
Province

History of Warsaw


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Query Boards for former provinces now part of Mazowsze province:
  • Ciechanów
  • Ostrołęka
  • Płock
  • Siedlce
  • Warsaw


  • List of counties (powiat) and districts (gminy) in this province


    History of the Mazowsze Province


    History of the City of Warsaw


    Polish Records Transcription Project


    Northeast Poland Catholic Records Microfilms
    a wonderful guide to microfilmed records


    POL-MAZOWIECKIE Mailing List
    a RootsWeb mailing list for those researching specifically in the Mazowsze province

    early 1300s
    The city of Warsaw is firmly established when the dukes of Mazovia build a stronghold on the site where the Royal Castle now stands.

    1413
    Warsaw becomes the base for the dukes of Mazovia, and the city grows beyond the surrounding city walls.

    1526
    Warsaw, along with the rest of Mazovia, comes under the direct rule of the king of Kraków

    1569
    Poland and Lithuania are unified, and the Sejm makes Warsaw the seat of their debates

    1573
    Warsaw becomes the seat of royal elections, but the kigs continue to reside in Kraków

    1596
    Warsaw becomes the official capital

    1655-1660
    The Swedes invade Poland, and the city suffers considerable damage but soon recovers

    1791
    the first contitution in Europe was signed in Warsaw

    1795
    Poland is partitioned; Warsaw falls under Prussian rule and is reduced to a provincial town

    1807
    Warsaw becomes a capital city again with the birth of the Duchy of Warsaw and continued as a capital of the Congress Kingdom of Poland

    1830
    Warsaw comes under Russian rule and remains under their rule until World War One begins

    1918
    Poland becomes an independent country once more and Warsaw is reinstated as the capital

    1939
    World War Two breaks out and Warsaw is occupied by the Nazi regime for five years

    1943
    The Ghetto Uprising occurs in April of this year

    1944
    The Warsaw Uprising lasts for 63 days, beginning on 1 August

    1945
    On 17 January, the Red Army invades Warsaw to liberate the city from German rule

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