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Bratislava Castle Issue number
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© Slovenská pošta, a.s., 2007 For a long time we did not know the oldest name of the capital of the Slovak Republic. The name traditionally used was Presburg, which originated from the German language and was adapted by the Slovak as Prešporok. In the Hungarian language the name Pozsony (Požoň) was used. In 1837, Slovak scientist P. J. Šafárik was the first to note that the seemingly German name concealed a Slovak first name – Brecislav. The Štúr generation thus called the town Bretislav (Bratislava). The newly found Salzburg Chronicles contain the oldest name, recorded in 907 in the following...

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