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History

From its beginnings and throughtout its historical development it has ranked among the most prominent cities of Central Europe. It has played an important role in the spheres of economic, politic, administrative, cultural, national, and social transformations and in decisive historical events.

Historical names of Bratislava:

Braslavespurch (Aventinus, 16th cent.)
Brezalauspurc (mentioned in Salzburg Annuals)
Istropolis (Latin name, used by Mathias Corvinius)
Pozsony (Hungarian name)
Posonium (Latin name)
Pressburg (German name)
Brezesburg (German name, 1042)
Preslawaspurch (German name, 1052)
Brezizbuch (German name)
Bresburch (German name)
Presporok (Slovak version of German "Pressburg")
Wilsonovo Mesto (proposal in 1919)
Bratislava (official since 1919)
 

Related pages:
Milestones of the history of Bratislava
Town history in dates.

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