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This is a category of people born in or strongly associated with the now Polish city of Elbląg, in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. The city was founded as Elbing in 1237 in (Pogesania) Pomesania, historical regions of Prussia. It was part of Royal Prussia associated with the king of Poland-Lithuania from 1466 to 1772[1] . Its official name remained Elbing until 1945, but other names[2] , including Elbląg,[3] were in those days in use as well. In 1945 it became Polish Elbląg.

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  1. Daniel Stone,A History of East Central Europe, University of Washington Press, 2001, p. 30, ISBN 0295980931 Google Books
  2. Jean Bernoulli,Reisen durch Brandenburg, Pommern, Preussen, Curland, Russland und Pohlen, in den Jahren 1777 und 1778., 1779, p. 77 Google Books
  3. Friedrich Gottlob Leonhardi, Erdbeschreibung der preui︣schen Monarchie, 1791, p. 757. Google Books

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