Your knowledge of the area is a little rusty:
Don't be a pathetic petty fool.
the place that is now Gdansk has been inhabited since the iron age.
You are somewhat foggy on this issue. The first fortified settlement built by the Polish prince started the city long history. If in the vicinity of that settlement were some fishing village with even longer history matters not. After passage of time it is only natural that growing settlement absorbed other neighboring hamlets. However the seed was painted by the Polish Prince.
He is most certainly not a Danziger; calling him that is meant to imply that he's German and thus to insult him.
I don't know about insulting but I agree with you that is not a Danziger and it meant to imply he is German. (As much as I hate it F! spit spit !)
He's a Polish hero and has done thousands of times more for Poland than you ever will.
Did you mean to say to Poland by any chance? If not I strongly disagree.
I'm not sure the good senator is either of those things
even particularly interested in the legacy of the Hanseatic League
Well she is not, she interested in her Prussian and Nazi legacy.
the Hanseatic League who shaped the character of Gdańsk
That League wasn't hanging in the void. As long as existence and economical well being of the Commonwealth has been assured cities if the League flourished. After Protestant Revolution and a slow decay of the Commonwealth the League sunk into nothingness pretty quick. It wasn't never nothing more than European common market area of sorts.