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Toruń (Poland)

LC control no.n 79100735
Geographic headingToruń (Poland)
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Geographic subdivision usagePoland--Toruń
Variant(s)Thorn (Poland)
Special noteOld catalog heading: Toruń, Poland
Found inIts Torun (Thorn) ... The capital of Pomerania.
Thorn, c2002: p. 9 ( ... der Stadt Thorn, des heutigen Torun (Polen))
Columbia gaz. world online, 11-08-02 (Torun, Ger. Thorn, city, N central Poland, on the Vistula; grew around a castle founded in 1231 by the Teutonic Knights; when Torun recognized the Polish crown in 1454, it was taken and burned by the Knights; the ensuing war between Poland and the Knights ended with the Second Peace of Torun (1466), by which Poland gained Torun, extensive Prussian territories, access to the sea, and suzerainty over the area left to the Knights; the city passed to Prussia in 1793 and again in 1815, after its occupation by Napoleon I; reverted to Poland in 1919)
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