General Stanisław Maczek and the Black Devils

Generał Stanisław Maczek has gone down in history as a brilliant army general. The Germans called his army the Black Devils. He himself often said that „the Polish soldier fights for the freedom of all nations, but dies only for Poland”. by Piotr Abryszeński Stanisław Maczek was born on the 31st of March 1892 to…


Universal of 24 October 1773 issued by the Commission of National Education

Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Society of Jesus in 1773, which forced changes in the organisation of education in the Commonwealth since it was precisely the Society that was primarily responsible for education at the primary and secondary level in the country. The establishment of the Commission of National Education (Komisja Edukacji Narodowej, KEN) was…



The Zamoyski Academy: the heart of an ideal city

The grand opening of the Zamoyski Academy took place on 15 March 1595. This first Polish private university was located in a city purposefully built to reflect Renaissance ideals. by Piotr Bejrowski   Zamość is a unique city on a global scale, and was planned in accordance with the principles of the Renaissance “ideal city”….


Norwid online exhibition premiered

To mark the 200th anniversary of Cyprian Kamil Norwid’s birth, the Polish History Museum has prepared an online exhibition titled “Norwid. Biography (Lyricist, ironist, witness. 200 years of solitude)”. Designed to commemorate the poet, painter and sculptor, the exposition is available in Polish and English language versions on the international Google Arts&Culture platform. The exhibition…


Józef Poniatowski: “Greater than the king, this prince”

He died on 19 October 1813 in the Battle of Leipzig – the decisive Battle of the Nations. The battle decided the fall of the First French Empire, and destroyed many hopes and dreams of reestablishing a sovereign Polish state in Europe. Józef Poniatowski, until the final days of his life, refused even the thought…


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