Poznań in History

Historical Events

  • 1940-01-06 Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.
  • 1956-06-28 Riots break out in Poznan, Poland, 38 die

Famous Birthdays

  • 1257-10-14 Przemysł II, King of Poland (1295-96), born in Poznań, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1296)
  • 1757-04-09 Wojciech Boguslawski, Polish composer, born in Glinno, Poznań County, Poland (d. 1829)
  • 1832-10-22 Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer, and conductor (New York Oratorio Society; New York Symphony), born in Poznań, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1885)
  • 1833-05-09 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish organist and composer, born in Poznań (d. 1914)
  • 1846-12-31 Richard Kleinmichel, German pianist, composer (Manon), and arranger (Wagner operas for piano), born in Posen, Prussian Grand Duchy of Posen (now Poznań, Poland) (d. 1901)
  • 1863-05-28 Georg Adler, Polish state economist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1908)
  • 1903-10-30 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia (now Poznań, Poland) (d. 1947)
  • 1905-08-20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1922-07-26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1925-11-19 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
  • 1931-04-27 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz pianist and film composer (Rosemary's Baby), born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1931-08-02 Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2006)
  • 1952-08-30 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star, born in Poznan, Poland
  • 1975-12-20 Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1976-07-01 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1976-09-12 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1976-11-12 Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1978-11-22 Magdalena Grzybowska, Polish tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1980-01-13 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist, born in Poznan, Poland