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Gdansk

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-46 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-46 map








Facts in brief:

One of nation's oldest cities; seized by Teutonic Knights in 1308; prospered until Swedish wars in 17th cen.; seized by Prussia in 1772; free city in 1807 & 1919-1939; site of Hitler's September 1, 1939 invasion of Poland.

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