Raciborz, Poland


Town on the Oder River, 42 mi SSE of Opole, nearthe Czech border, S Poland . Granted a charter in a.d.1217, it was made the capital of an independent principalityin 1288. In 1526 it passed to the house ofHapsburg and to Prussia in 1742. Between 1822 and 1840 it was the capital of Ratibor principality and then of the duchy of Ratibor between 1840 and 1918.It was returned to Poland in 1945.Town on the Oder River, 42 mi SSE of Opole, nearthe Czech border, S Poland . Granted a charter in a.d.1217, it was made the capital of an independent principalityin 1288. In 1526 it passed to the house ofHapsburg and to Prussia in 1742. Between 1822 and 1840 it was the capital of Ratibor principality and then of the duchy of Ratibor between 1840 and 1918.It was returned to Poland in 1945.

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