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Byczyna, Poland

February 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Byczyna is a town in Kluczbork County, Opole Voivodeship, Poland, with 3,708 inhabitants (2004).

The town was the setting of the Battle of Byczyna on January 24, 1588.

The Battle of Byczyna was a battle between the Polish-Lithuanian army of the newly-elected King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland and the Austrian army of Archduke Maximilian III, a pretender to the Polish throne. Taking place near Byczyna in Silesia on January 24, 1588, the battle ended in an overwhelming Polish victory under the command of Hetman Jan Zamoyski; the archduke was captured and Austrian intervention was stopped.

[Source: Wikipedia]

[Source: Wikipedia]

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