Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. The first traces of human settlement in the present-day area of Warsaw date back to the Bronze Era. In connection with them a legend is often mentioned about Wars and Sawa, a married couple who allegedly founded the town. Actually it was around 1300 that the Duke of Płock Bolesław II (1251 – 1313) founded the castle and town of Warszowa (Old Warsaw) in the vicinity of Jazdów. From 1569 general assemblies of the Polish Parliament were held in Warsaw, and from 1573 general elections took place here. During the Nazi occupation Warsaw lost 84% of its buildings in the central borough. After the war almost all buildings of historical importance were reconstructed.