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The Royal Orphanage, founded in 1754 by Gottfried Zahn, was an educational centre – well-known and respected throughout Silesia. From 1767, a printing house existed in the orphanage, and from 1774 the first Bolesławiec magazine Bunzlauische Monathschrift zum Nutzen und Vergnügen (Bolesławiec Monthly for Benefit and Pleasure) was published here. The present complex consists of several buildings erected in the 2nd half of the 18th century and in the early 19th century. The complex also included the current building of the General Education School Complex and Medical School Complex erected in 1914-1917 after the Clingestein’s design.
On 23 March 1813, a week after Prussia had entered the war against France, two appeals by the Prussian General G.L. von Blücher calling for the fight against Napoleon’s army, “To Saxons” and “To my army”, were printed in the oldest Bolesławiec printing house owned by the Royal Orphanage.