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Leszno

(lĕsh`nô), Ger. Lissa, town (1993 est. pop. 59,500), Wielkopolskie prov., SW Poland. A railway junction, it is a center for metallurgy and light industry. Chartered in 1547, it passed to Prussia in 1793 and again in 1815. It reverted to Poland in 1919. Leszno was a center of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th cent. and the chief seat of the Moravian Brethren in Poland. John Amos Comenius was a rector of the famous Moravian school here. The town has an 18th-century palace.

Leszno

 

a city in Poland, the administrative center of Leszno Województwo (since 1975). Population, 35,500 (1972). Leszno is a railway junction. Among its industries are food processing (flour, vodka, pastries), metalworking, the manufacture of garments and carpets, and the primary processing of flax. During the 17th century the famous Czech scholar and educator J. A. Komenský lived and worked in Leszno.

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