(ĕrm`länt), or


(wôr`mēə), historic region of East Prussia, extending far inland from the Baltic Sea. It was ceded to Poland in 1466 by the Teutonic Knights, passed to Prussia in 1772, and reverted to Poland after World War II.
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Though he never took holy orders, Copernicus was appointed canon of the Frauenburg Cathedral in 1497 by his uncle, the bishop of Ermeland. After a leave of absence to pursue studies in Italy and teach mathematics at Rome, he returned to become his uncle's physician and secretary from 1506 to 1512.
Born to an aristocratic but impoverished family, Krasicki was educated at a seminary in Warsaw and became bishop of Warmia (Ermeland) at age 32.