Szczecin and Stettin are the Polish and German equivalents of the same name, which is of Slavic origin, though the exact etymology is the subject of ongoing research.
- city county
- PL-70-017, to 71–871
- 8th century
The History of Szczecin (German: Stettin) dates back to the 8th century. Throughout its history the city has been part of Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. From the Late Middle Ages until 1945, the city had a predominantly German population.
On 1 October 1932 the Stralsund Region was incorporated into the Stettin Region. The Region included large parts of the historical regions of Western and Central Pomerania. The seat of the regional president's office (Regierungspräsidium; literally 'Government Presidium') was in the city of Stettin (modern Szczecin).
Szczecin (German: Stettin) is a large city in Poland in West Pomeranian Voivodeship. As of 2005, 411,119 people live there. The city is on the river Odra (German: Oder), near the border to Germany. It is one of the largest sea ports on the Baltic. It is the historical capital of the German province of Pomerania.
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In the Capitulation of Stettin on 29–30 October 1806, Lieutenant General Friedrich Gisbert Wilhelm von Romberg surrendered the garrison and fortress to a much smaller French light cavalry brigade led by General of Brigade Antoine Lasalle. This event was one of a number of surrenders by demoralized Prussian soldiers to equal or inferior French forces after their disastrous defeat at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt on 14 October. Stettin, now Szczecin, Poland, is a port city on the Oder River...
Emperor Napoleon I of France's Grande Armée shattered the Prussian-Saxon armies at the Battle of Jena-Auerstadt on 14 October 1806. In the wake of this catastrophe, the Prussian forces retreated to the Elbe River. Feldmarschall Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, commander of the main Prussian army at Auerstedt, was fatally wounded and died on 10 November at Altona. General of Infantry Ernst von Rüchel, badly wounded at Jena, left the army and later recovered. The commander at ...
Lasalle marched to Stettin where he demanded its surrender in the early afternoon of 29 October. Lieutenant General Friedrich Gisbert Wilhelm von Romberg refused at first. At 4:00 p.m., Lasalle sent another summons to Romberg, this time with a threat of harsh treatment to the cit
On the 28th, Blücher's artillery convoy marched through Neustrelitz at noon and reached Friedland five hours later. Earlier, it had been delayed by "perverse orders" from Hohenlohe's chief of staff Oberst Christian Karl August Ludwig von Massenbach. Hearing of Hohenlohe's ...
By 3 November, between the Elbe and the Oder, the only remaining Prussian field army was led by Blücher and Lieutenant General Christian Ludwig von Winning, who relieved Saxe-Weimar. There also were garrisons at Madgeburg, Hameln, Nienburg, and Plassenburg. Winning desired to march for the port of Rostock and try to escape by sea. This notion was overruled by Blücher, who wanted to march the 21,000-man force east. He planned to join forces with Lieutenant General Karl Ludwig von Lecoq in ...
SMS Stettin ("His Majesty's Ship Stettin ") was a Königsberg -class light cruiser of the Kaiserliche Marine. She had three sister ships: Königsberg, Nürnberg, and Stuttgart. Laid down at AG Vulcan Stettin shipyard in 1906, Stettin was launched in March 1907 and commissioned into the High Seas Fleet seven months later in October.
- 29 October 1907
- 115.3 m (378 ft)
- 7 March 1907
- 24 knots (44.4 km/h; 27.6 mph)
After 1945, the areas east of Oder Neisse line became part of Poland, including the former German seaport cities of Stettin (Szczecin) and Swinemünde (Świnoujście) on the western bank of the river Oder.
Stettin-Szczecin 1945–1946, Dokumente-Erinnerungen, Dokumenty-Wspomnienia. Hinstorff, Rostock 1995, ISBN 3-356-00528-6. Dokumente und Augenzeugenberichte aus der Zeit 1945–1946. Olgierd Rozycycki, Jaroslaw Filipiak: Stettin auf alten Ansichtskarten, Verlag ROLHELP, Szczecin 1997, ISBN 83-904200-5-8.