Samiksha Jaiswal (Editor)

Timeline of Wrocław

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Wrocław, Poland.

Contents

Prior to 16th century

  • 990 - Mieszko I of Poland in power.
  • 1000
  • Bishopric of Wrocław established.
  • Population: 1,000 (approximate).
  • 1037 - Uprising.
  • 1038 - Bohemians in power.
  • 1054 - Polish in power.
  • 1109 - August 24: Battle of Hundsfeld.
  • 1163 - Town becomes capital of Duchy of Silesia.
  • 1241 - Town besieged by Mongols.
  • 1242 - Church of St. Giles built.
  • 1257 - Church of St. Elizabeth built.
  • 1262 - Magdeburg rights adopted.
  • 1272 - Cathedral of St. John the Baptist consecrated.
  • 1295 - Kreuzkirche built.
  • 1333 - Town Hall building expanded.
  • 1335 - City annexed to Bohemia.
  • 1342 - Fire.
  • 1344 - Fire.
  • 1348 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor visits town.
  • 1351 - Dorotheen Church founded.
  • 1355 - Schweidnitzer Keller (beer hall) in business.
  • 1362 - St. Mary Magdalene Church built.
  • 1387 - City joins Hanseatic League.
  • 1418 - Guild revolt.
  • 1475 - Kasper Elyan sets up printing press.
  • 1492 - Staupsaule erected.
  • 16th-18th centuries

  • 1523 - Protestant Reformation.
  • 1527 - City annexed to Austria.
  • 1530 - City coat of arms adopted.
  • 1585 - Plague.
  • 1672 - House of the Seven Electors built.
  • 1702 - Leopoldina Jesuit college founded.
  • 1717 - Palace built.
  • 1723 - Bergstadtverlag Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn (publisher) in business.
  • 1741 - Prussians in power.
  • 1742 - Schlesische Zeitung begins publication.
  • 1757 - Austrians in power, succeeded by Prussians.
  • 1760 - City besieged.
  • 19th century

  • 1806 - December: City besieged by forces of the Confederation of the Rhine.
  • 1807 - Old fortifications dismantled.
  • 1811 - Schlesische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität established.
  • 1813 - Mobilization against Napoleon of France.
  • 1815 - Royal Museum of Art and Antiquity established.
  • 1823 - Population: 76,813.
  • 1824 - Exchange built.
  • 1829 - White Stork Synagogue opens.
  • 1833 - Horse racing in Szczytnicki Park begins.
  • 1836 - Slavonic Literary Society founded.
  • 1841 - Opera House opens.
  • 1842 - Upper Silesian Train Station built.
  • 1846 - Royal Palace building renovated.
  • 1854 - Jewish Theological Seminary founded.
  • 1856 - Jewish Cemetery established in Gabitz.
  • 1857 - Central Station opens.
  • 1861 - Orchestral Society founded.
  • 1863 - Stadhaus built.
  • 1865
  • Zoological Garden opens.
  • Theatre built.
  • 1871
  • City becomes part of German Empire.
  • New Church of St. Michael consecrated.
  • Opera house rebuilt.
  • 1872
  • New Synagogue consecrated.
  • Piast Brewery in business.
  • 1873 - Population: 208,025.
  • 1880 - Silesian Museum of Fine Arts established.
  • 1883
  • St. Mauritius Bridge constructed.
  • Lutheran Theological Seminar opens.
  • 1886 - Viadrina (Jewish student society) formed.
  • 1887 - "Government offices" built.
  • 1889 - Dombrücke constructed.
  • 1890 - Population: 335,186.
  • 1892 - Monopol Hotel built.
  • 1894 - Merchants Club built.
  • 1896 - Kleinburg (Dworek) and Pöpelwitz (Popowice) villages become part of city.
  • 1897 - Zwierzyniecki Bridge constructed.
  • 1899 - Silesian Museum of Applied Arts established.
  • 1900-1945

  • 1903 - Flood.
  • 1904
  • Herdain (Gaj) and Morgentau (Rakowiec) villages become part of city.
  • Barasch Brothers' Department Store opens.
  • 1905
  • Population: 470,751.
  • Wrocław water tower built.
  • 1908 - Market Hall built.
  • 1909 - Theatre built.
  • 1910
  • Grunwaldzki Bridge built.
  • Technische Hochschule was founded.
  • 1911 - Gräbschen (Grabiszyn) village becomes part of city.
  • 1913
  • Centennial Hall and Exhibition Grounds built.
  • Union of Jewish Liberal Youth organized.
  • 1916 - Turnip winter (food rationing).
  • 1919 - City becomes capital of Province of Lower Silesia.
  • 1926 - Palace Museum opens.
  • 1929 - Workplace and House Exhibition held.
  • 1930
  • Wertheim Department Store opens.
  • June: City hosts Deutsche Kampfspiele.
  • 12 September: Hitler gives campaign speech at the Centennial Hall.
  • 1932 - Conflict between Communists and Nazis.
  • 1933 - January: Riots.
  • 1938
  • July: Deutsches Turn- und Sportfest 1938 held.
  • November 9–10: Kristallnacht pogrom against Jews.
  • Airport built.
  • 1941 - Olimp (organization) formed by Polish minority.
  • 1943 - April 23: Polish Zagra-Lin attacks Nazi troop transport.
  • 1944 - August: City declared a Nazi fortress.
  • 1945
  • February 13-May 6: Siege of Breslau.
  • Polish Boleslaw Drobner becomes mayor.
  • Expulsion of Germans begins.
  • 1946-1990s

  • 1946
  • Ossolineum relocates to Wrocław from Lviv.
  • Academy of Fine Arts and Academy for the Dramatic Arts established.
  • Wrocław Puppet Theater active.
  • 1947 - National Museum, Wrocław, and Trade College established.
  • 1948 - Iglica installed.
  • 1950 - Wrocław Medical University established.
  • 1951 - Agricultural University established.
  • 1956 - Pantomima established.
  • 1959 - Wojewodzki Bridge constructed.
  • 1965
  • Museum of Architecture established.
  • Teatr Laboratorium active.
  • 1975 - City becomes capital of Wrocław Voivodeship.
  • 1982 - Fighting Solidarity organization founded.
  • 1985 - Raclawice Panorama re-opens.
  • 1986 - Stefan Skapski becomes mayor.
  • 1997 - Flood.
  • 1999 - City becomes capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
  • 21st century

  • 2001 - New Horizons Film Festival begins.
  • 2002
  • Rafal Dutkiewicz becomes mayor.
  • Land Forces Military Academy established.
  • 2003 - March 30: Football riot.
  • 2009
  • Multimedia Fountain installed.
  • Renoma department store re-opens.
  • 2010 - American Film Festival begins.
  • 2011
  • Redzinski Bridge and Municipal Stadium open.
  • Population: 631,235.
  • 2012 - City hosts part of UEFA Euro 2012.
  • References

    Timeline of Wrocław Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Making of a Male Model
    Charlie Black
    Mok Sau Hei
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L