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As a result, many images of the old gods are destroyed, either by fire or by being flung into a bog and so into oblivion. D. 9 8 1 Diethmar, firstBishop of Prague, dies and is succeeded by Adalbert, aBohemian by birth and tongue,who is elected by the clergy and people. He had been baptised Wojciech, butBishop Albert of Magdeburg, to whom he went as a youth, could not pronounce his name and called him Adalbert instead. D. D. 985 5 ship with Pannonia, so much the better. Obediently he marries Judith, daughter of Geza of Hun­ gary by his first marriage, a girl of outstanding presence and beauty, who has a rich dowry of gold and silver.

994 Wojciech leavesPrague for the second time, having been finally relieved of his see and given permission to preach the word of God to the peoples beyond the boundaries of Poland. With this permit in his wallet, he goes first to Hungary, taking with him a number of monks, the idea being to confmn Geza and his wife Adelaide in their new faith. Geza and Adelaide are delighted. Wojciech confmns their son, Stephen, and then spends the next twelve months preaching to the Slavs and Huns, converting many of them from their idolatry.

966 Mieczyslaw, encouraged by his faithful wife Dubravka, considers the endowment of the country's sacred sites and the appointment of its holy men. First he founds two metropolitan sees: Gniezno, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and Cracow to the newly-martyred st. Vaclav, since he wasDubravka's uncle. He decides that Gniezno is to have the first place and the primatial dignity and Cracow the second, so that through the existence of Cracow Gniezno would not stand alone, while through the existence of Gniezno Cracow would not stand supreme.

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