What does Gniezno mean?
Gniezno ( [ˈɡɲeznɔ] ( listen); German: Gnesen) is a city in central-western Poland, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Poznań, with 68,943 inhabitants making it the sixth-largest city in the Greater Poland Voivodeship.
What happened to Gniezno in the Second Polish Republic?
Following the Greater Poland Uprising (1918–1919) and the Treaty of Versailles the town became part of the Second Polish Republic and reverted to its original name of Gniezno. Its citizen-soldiers joined the Polish army fighting the Bolsheviks during the Polish–Soviet War.
Who is the Archbishop of Gniezno?
Gniezno’s Roman Catholic archbishop is traditionally the Primate of Poland ( Prymas Polski ). After the partitions of Poland the see was often combined with others, first with Poznań and then with Warsaw. In 1992 Pope John Paul II reorganized the Polish hierarchy and the city once again had a separate bishop.
What are the major landmarks of Gniezno?
The landmarks of Gniezno include: Gothic Gniezno Cathedral, one of the historically most important Polish churches, designated a Historic Monument of Poland; the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gniezno, which is the oldest archdiocese of Poland, founded in 1000.