Pyrzyce

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Pyrzyce (Pyritz, Përzëca), is a town in Pomerania, north-western Poland, with 13,331 inhabitants (2007).wikipedia
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Pyrzyce County

Pyrzyce
Capital of the Pyrzyce County in West Pomeranian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Szczecin Voivodeship (1975–1998).
Its administrative seat and largest town is Pyrzyce, which lies 38 km south-east of the regional capital Szczecin.

Duchy of Pomerania

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In the early 12th century, the town was part of Poland, then, as a result of the fragmentation of Poland, it was part of the Duchy of Pomerania.
After arriving in Pyritz, the Pomeranians were assured that Otto's aim was not the gain of wealth at the expense of the Pomeranian people, as he was wealthy already, but only to convert them to Christianity, which would protect the Pomeranians from further punishment by God, as which the devastating Polish conquest was depicted.

Szczecin Voivodeship

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Capital of the Pyrzyce County in West Pomeranian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Szczecin Voivodeship (1975–1998).

Prissani

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An anonymous medieval document of about 850, called Bavarian Geographer, mentions the tribe of Prissani having 70 strongholds (Prissani civitates LXX).
845. They are associated with the Pomeranians, and were based in the lower Oder region around the modern town of Pyrzyce (Pyritz).

Christianization of Pomerania

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baptized the first Pomeranians here.
Otto arrived in Pyritz, and the fact that he was already wealthy assured the Pomeranians that his aim was only to convert them to Christianity, not to become wealthy at the expense of the Pomeranian people.

West Pomeranian Voivodeship

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Capital of the Pyrzyce County in West Pomeranian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Szczecin Voivodeship (1975–1998).

Gustav Hirschfeld

Gustav Hirschfeld (4 November 1847, Pyritz – 10 April 1895, Wiesbaden) was a German classical archaeologist.

Margarete Neumann

Margarete Neumann was born in Pyritz, Pomerania, German Empire.

Karl Gützlaff

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Born at Pyritz (present-day Pyrzyce), Pomerania, he was apprenticed to a saddler in Stettin, but was able to secure admission to Pädagogium in Halle, and associated himself with the Janike Institute in Berlin.

Danuta Bartoszek

Danuta Bartoszek (born 19 August 1961 in Pyrzyce, Poland) is a former long-distance runner.

Otto Hintze

Hintze was born in the small town of Pyritz (Pyrzyce) in the Province of Pomerania, the son of a civil servant.

Province of Pomerania (1653–1815)

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In 1653 the town became part of the Brandenburg-Prussian province of Pomerania following the Peace of Westphalia (1648) and the Treaty of Stettin (1653), along within the rest of Farther Pomerania.
Furthermore, there were the ducal domains ("Amt") Kolbatz, Friedrichswalde, Marienfließ, Treptow, Stolp and Rügenwalde, and the towns of Pyritz, Stargard, Treptow an der Rega, Greifenberg, Belgard, Neustettin, Schlawe, Stolp, Rügenwalde, Kolberg and Köslin.

Gmina Pyrzyce

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Its seat is the town of Pyrzyce, which lies approximately 38 km south-east of the regional capital Szczecin.

Trevor Corry

Corry and Lucy travelled to Pyritz, now known as Pyrzyce, in Prussian Pomerania – about 210 miles (340 kilometres) to the south west of Danzig.

Pomerania

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Pyrzyce (Pyritz, Përzëca), is a town in Pomerania, north-western Poland, with 13,331 inhabitants (2007).

Poland

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Pyrzyce (Pyritz, Përzëca), is a town in Pomerania, north-western Poland, with 13,331 inhabitants (2007).

Bavarian Geographer

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An anonymous medieval document of about 850, called Bavarian Geographer, mentions the tribe of Prissani having 70 strongholds (Prissani civitates LXX).

Kingdom of Poland (1025–1385)

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In the early 12th century, the town was part of Poland, then, as a result of the fragmentation of Poland, it was part of the Duchy of Pomerania.

Ostsiedlung

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Throughout the German Ostsiedlung the oldest church was built in 1250, an Augustinian cloister in 1256 and a monastery of the Franciscan order in 1281.