Contractor address : Golf View Office Park, 13 Pressburg
is the old German name for which modern capital city?
In 1774 he was passed over to lead Vienna's Royal Academy, precipitating his relocation to Pressburg
, where he continued to create his Kopfstucke (head pieces) until his death in 1783.
Nevertheless, geopolitical importance of the Danube as an European corridor was appreciated through the history, as well: "Napoleon, who campaigned several times on the upper Danube above Pressburg
, the present-day Bratislava, called it, although he knew well both the Rhine and the Nile, 'the King of Rivers', and Talleyrand's assertion in 1815 that at the mouth of the Danube lay the centre of gravity of European politics rings oddly, until it is realized that he based it in political rather than economic consideration" (East, 1932: 321).
Devin was reduced to rubble by Napoleon's retreating army after his unsuccessful siege of Pressburg
in 1809, which is about ten kilometres downstream of the Danube from the fortress.
In the next room, a map of Vienna from 1430 showed Bratislava (then known as Pressburg
in German, Presporok in Slovak and Pozsony in Hungarian) as little more than a suburb of the Austrian capital.
A century ago, when Bratislava was still known as Pressburg
, what is now Slovakia was far more ethnically diverse than it is now.
Its initiator was professor Andras (in his Slovakian writings: Ondrej) Meszaros, the former head of the Department of Hungarian Studies at the Comenius University in Pozsony/Bratislava/ Pressburg