Place:Rogasen, Posen, Preußen, Germany

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NameRogasen
TypeTown
Coordinates52.44°N 16.59°E
Located inPosen, Preußen, Germany     (1815 - 1918)
See alsoRogoźno, Oborniki, PolandPolish placename

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Rogoźno [rɔˈgɔʑnɔ] (German: Rogasen) is a town in Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship, about 40 km north of Poznań. Its population is 11,188 (2006). It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Rogoźno.

King Przemysł II of Poland was murdered in or near Rogoźno in 1296. According to one tradition he was kidnapped while staying at the town, but was so badly wounded in the process that he was unable to continue the journey, and was killed by his captors at Sierniki a few miles to the east.

Marcus Jastrow (June 5, 1829 – October 13, 1903), a renowned Talmudic scholar, was born in Rogasen in the Grand Duchy of Posen.[1]

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  1. Wikipedia: Marcus Jastrow


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Rogoźno is a town in Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship, about 40 km north of Poznań. Its population is 11,337 (2010). It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Rogoźno.

King Przemysł II of Poland was murdered in or near Rogoźno in 1296. According to one tradition he was kidnapped while staying at the town, but was so badly wounded in the process that he was unable to continue the journey, and was killed by his captors at Sierniki a few miles to the east.

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