Gniezno, PolandGniezno is a town inhabited by about 73,000 people. The town is in central Poland, and some 50 km east of Poznan. It is here that the [[Meeting at the tomb of Saint Adalbert |Gniezno Congress]] took place in the year 1000 AD, during which Boleslaw Chrobry received Otto III, the Emperor of Germany. In 1025 AD, Boleslaw Chrobry became the first King of Poland, and is nowadays commonly referred to as Boleslaus I of Poland.
External links: Gniezno homepage (in English), from which all of the above was taken and adapted.
Gniezno's Roman Catholic archbishop is traditionally the Primate of Poland (Prymas Polska).After the partitions of Poland the see was often combined with others,first with Poznan and then with Warsaw.In 1992 Pope John Paul II reorganized the Polish hierarchy and the city once again had a separate bishop.Cardinal Jozef Glemp,who had been archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw and retained Warsaw,was designated to remain Primate until his retirement,but afterward the Archbishop of Gniezno,at present Henryk Muszynski,would again be Primate of Poland.