What is silesia?

  • (noun): A region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland.
    Synonyms: Slask, Slezsko, Schlesien
    See also — Additional definitions below


Silesia ( /saɪˈliːʒə/ or /saɪˈliːʃə/; Polish: Śląsk ; German: Schlesien; Silesian German: Schläsing; Czech: Slezsko; Silesian: Ślůnsk ; Latin: Silesia) is a historical region of Central Europe located mostly in Poland, with smaller parts in the Czech Republic, and Germany.

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Silesian Przesieka
... was a densely forested, uninhabited and unpassable area in the middle of Silesia, spreading from Golden Mountains in the south, along the Nysa Klodzka to the ... In the 12th century, along the Cutting a border of Lower Silesia and Upper Silesia was established ... However, it did not prevent the Hussites from invading Silesia in 1420 (see also Hussite Wars) ...
Jarosław, Duke Of Opole - Life
... It is unknown whether he was born already in Silesia or in exile, but he was brought up in Altenburg in the Holy Roman Empire and spent his childhood ... After the recovery of Silesia by his father and uncle Mieszko I Tanglefoot in 1163, he moved there with the rest of his family and was there when probably began his activity in politics ... the firstborn son he should have inherited Bolesław the Tall's part of the Duchy of Silesia) and began to intrigue with his uncle Mieszko Tanglefoot ...
Silesia - Cities
... The following table lists the cities in Silesia with a population greater than 100,000 (2006) Wrocław Ostrava Katowice Bielsko-Biała Opole Görlitz ... * Only part in Silesia ...
Silesian Piasts - Vassals of Bohemia and Decline
... In February 1327 five principalities were carved out of Polish Upper Silesia and placed under Bohemian suzerenity Duchy of Niemodlin, Duchy of Cieszyn ... over the dukes of Masovia and Lower Silesia ... favour of Casimir the Great, who in return renounced his claims to Silesia ...
Silesia Walls
... Silesia Walls (Polish Wały Śląskie, German Dreigräben) are a line of three (or sometimes fewer) parallel earthen ramparts and ditches that run through Lower Silesia in Poland, by the towns Szprotawa and Kożuc ... the Muzeum Ziemi Szprotawskiej that the Silesia Walls were the southwest border of the Duchy of Głogów and built in 1413-1467 ...

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