Gniezno Cathedral

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Adalbert (Polish: Bazylika Archikatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny i św. Wojciecha) is a Gothic cathedral in Gniezno, Poland. The Cathedral is known for its twelfth-century (ca. 1175), two-winged bronze doors decorated with scenes of martyrdom of St. Wojciech and a silver relic coffin of that saint. The coffin was made by Peter von der Rennen of pure silver in 1662 after the previous one (established in 1623 by King Sigismund III Vasa) was robbed by the Swedes in 1655, during the Deluge.

Royal Coronations in the Cathedral
  • 18 April 1025 - Bolesław I the Brave
  • 25 December 1025 - Mieszko II Lambert and his wife Richensa of Lotharingia
  • 25 December 1076 - Bolesław II the Bold and his wife Wyszesława of Kiev
  • 26 June 1295 - Przemysł II and his wife Margaret of Brandenburgia
  • August 1300 - Wenceslaus II of Bohemia
  • 24 April 1340 - Dymitr I of Galicia-Volhynia

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