Małachowianka - The oldest school in Poland
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turn of the 10th c. construction of a wooden early-Piast administration centre mid - 11th c. first monumental stone structures (city chapel)

1039 - 1047 Płock - centre of independent state ruled by Masław

1075 founding of the diocese of Płock

1102 Płock is the place of death and burial site of Duke Władysław Herman, ruler of Poland

1138 after the death of Duke Bolesław III the Wry-mouthed (buried in Płock) - the ruler of Poland, Płock becomes one of many duke's provinces

1144 consecration of the stone cathedral basilica erected from the Bishop Alexander of Malonne's foundation

1180 first records of St Michael's collegiate church in Płock, where a school type trivium had been functioning (present "Małachowianka")

1237 Konrad I of Mazovia as a part of his land and based on his own law gives civic rights to the city of Płock, this fact was confirmed by a document by Bishop Piotr I

1351 - 1370 during the reign of Casimir the Great, Płock along with all of Mazovia becomes a feudal property of the State of Poland

1405 Duchess Aleksandra (sister of King Władysław Jagiełło and wife of Ziemowit IV, the Duke of Płock) funds the hospital of the Holy Trinity

1435 Władysław I the Duke of Mazovia bestows the full law of Chełmno upon Płock

1495 after childless death of the last Duke of Płock Janusz II, Płock along with all of Mazovia is taken over by the Kingdom of Poland

May 3, 1948 King Jan Olbracht bestows a charter upon the city, based on which the municipality builds the first water pipes in Płock

1526 the largest epidemic consumes lives of ca. 1,100 people (30% of population)

1545 huge fire completely destroys the following streets: Dobrzyńska, Piekarska and Nadwi¶lańska

August 1, 1558 Płock receives from King Sigismund II August the right to freely elect the mayor and chief officer of a group of villages

1657 Swedish army led by King Carolus Gustavus completely loot Płock, destroying the castle, tenement houses and hospital

1731 as a result of erosion the slope of Płock to the Vistula River, nearly all of Nadwi¶lańska Street sinks, with part of the parish church, among other things

1803 in accordance with the plan of Schmid, Prussian authorities start do develop Płock between the newly outlined streets: from Tumska to Kilińskiego

September 23, 1831 the last session of parliament insurgent of the Kingdom of Poland takes place in the Płock Town Hall

May 15, 1863 General Zygmunt Padlewski, the insurgent's head of the Province of Płock, is executed by firing squad on the outskirts of Płock

1911 - 1913 construction of the monastery-cathedral complex of the order of "Mariawici"

August 18 - 19, 1920 defense of Płock residents against Russians attack during the Polish - Bolshevik war

April 10, 1921 Marshal Józef Piłsudski honours Płock with the Cross of the Braves for heroic defense during the Polish - Bolshevik war in August 1920

1923 Radziwie is incorporated into Płock - present left-bank part of the city

1937 - 1938 a permanent road-railway bridge was constructed on the Vistula River

March 1941 SS units displace the entire Jewish population of Płock, constituting one fourth of the city (by moving to concentration camps)

January 5, 1959 beginning of construction of Płock Petrochemia, by the Resolution of the Cabinet Economic Committee

1975 - 1998 Płock becomes the capital of the province

June 7 - 8, 1991 the Holy Father, John Paul II visits Płock

January 1, 1997 the city takes over new localities, increasing its area to 8,806 ha

1999 as a result of the merger of Płock Petrochemia SA and CPN, the Polish Oil Concern is established

April 30, 2000 Pope John Paul II canonises Faustyna Kowalska, a nun, who in February 22, 1931 in Płock had her first revelation of Merciful Jesus

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