Pobiedziska [pɔbʲɛˈd͡ʑiska] (German: Pudewitz) is a town in Poznań County, Poland, with 8,209 inhabitants as of the year 2004. It is also the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Pobiedziska.

Pobiedziska
The Pobiedziska market square
The Pobiedziska market square
Coat of arms of Pobiedziska
Pobiedziska is located in Poland
Pobiedziska
Pobiedziska
Coordinates: 52°29′N 17°29′E / 52.483°N 17.483°E / 52.483; 17.483Coordinates: 52°29′N 17°29′E / 52.483°N 17.483°E / 52.483; 17.483
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyPoznań
GminaPobiedziska
Area
 • Total10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total8,329
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code
62-010
ClimateDfb
Websitehttp://www.pobiedziska.pl/
Monument of Polish Soldiers who fought in the Greater Poland Uprising (1918–1919)

The town's name comes from the word pobieda meaning victory. It was named by Casimir I the Restorer in 1048 AD, possibly to commemorate his defeat of Masław, a rebellious Masovian namiestnik.[1]

In 1257, Pobiedziska was granted town privileges by Przemysł I of Greater Poland, making the town independent from the Ostrów Lednicki castellany. In 1331, the town was destroyed by the Teutonic Knights and it took many years to recover.

The town was often visited by Władysław Jagiełło. In 1423 he funded the construction of a Church of the Holy Spirit as well as a hospital for the poor.

Due to the partitions of Poland, the town fell under German control in the late 18th century. On December 29, 1918, the inhabitants of Pobiedziska took control of the town from German officials and disarmed the police and settlers. On January 4, 1919, Poles from Pobiedziska formed a 400-strong battalion which fought in the Greater Poland Uprising (1918–1919), including the battle for Inowrocław.

SportEdit

Pobiedziska is home to the football team Huragan Pobiedziska.

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