10 Facts About Adrianople


Edirne, formerly known as Adrianople or Hadrianopolis (Greek: ?d??a???p????) is a city in Turkey, in the northwestern part of the province of Edirne and Eastern Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria (5.

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The name Adrianople was used in English until the Turkish adoption of the Latin alphabet in 1928, upon which Edirne became the internationally recognized name.

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Adrianople was exiled there by the Ottoman Empire before being banished further to the Ottoman penal colony in Akka.

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Adrianople referred to Adrianople in his writings as the "Land of Mystery".

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Adrianople was a sanjak centre during the Ottoman period and was bound to, successively, the Rumeli Eyalet and Silistre Eyalet before becoming a provincial capital of the Eyalet of Edirne at the beginning of the 19th century; until 1878, the Eyalet of Adrianople comprised the sanjaks of Edirne, Tekfurdagi, Gelibolu, Filibe, and Islimye.

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Adrianople became known in Western languages as "Edirne" circa 1930.

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Adrianople was made the seat of a Greek metropolitan and of an Armenian bishop.

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Adrianople is the centre of a Bulgarian diocese, but not recognized and deprived of a bishop.

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At Adrianople itself were the parish of St Anthony of Padua and a school for girls conducted by the Sisters of Charity of Agram.

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Around 1850, from the standpoint of the Eastern Catholic Churches, Adrianople was the residence of a Bulgarian vicar-apostolic for the 4, 600 Eastern Catholics of the Ottoman vilayet of Thrace and after 1878 - of the principality of Bulgaria.

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