Mątowy Wielkie

Mątowy Wielkie [mɔnˈtɔvɨ ˈvjɛlkʲɛ] (formerly German Groß Montau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Miłoradz, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of Miłoradz, 13 km (8 mi) west of Malbork, and 43 km (27 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk. The village has a population of 353.

Mątowy Wielkie
Village
Mątowy Wielkie is located in Poland
Mątowy Wielkie
Mątowy Wielkie
Coordinates: 54°0′38″N 18°51′12″E / 54.01056°N 18.85333°E / 54.01056; 18.85333
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
CountyMalbork
GminaMiłoradz
Population
353

The town was, in 1347, the birthplace of Saint Dorothea of Montau. Thus, a 14th-century Gothic church is located in the village which is located close to the Malbork Castle (Ordensburg Marienburg), the then the capital of the Teutonic Order's monastic state. Before 1772 the area was part of Kingdom of Poland, 1772-1919 Prussia and Germany, 1920-1939 Free City of Danzig, September 1939 - February 1945 Nazi Germany. In 1945 returned to Poland. For the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

ReferencesEdit

  • Stargardt, Ute (ed.), 1997. "The life of Dorothea von Montau, a fourteenth-century recluse" (original text by Johannes of Marienwerder, d. 1417). Lewiston: E. Mellen Press. ISBN 0-7734-8568-6


Coordinates: 54°0′38″N 18°51′12″E / 54.01056°N 18.85333°E / 54.01056; 18.85333