Daily Archives: May 26, 2013

Bavaria-Munich

BAVARIA-MUNICH   BAYERN-MÜNCHEN. In the division of the Bavarian lands in 1392 the youngest brother, John III, received the southern part of Upper Bavaria, with its capital at Munich; a share of the lands on the Danube around Straubing were added … Continue reading

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Bavaria-Landshut

BAVARIA-LANDSHUT   BAYERN-LANDSHUT. Landshut stands on the River Isar, a tributary of the Danube, northeast of Munich and south of Regensburg.   It was the capital of the Lower Bavarian Duchy, which was formed in 1255 and which reunited with Upper Bavaria … Continue reading

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Bavaria-Ingolstadt

BAVARIA-INGOLSTADT   BAYERN-INGOLSTADT. Duchy formed in 1392 when the three sons of Stephen II divided the lands in Upper and Lower Bavaria they had jointly ruled since his death in 1375.   The eldest brother, Stephen III, received the northwestern lands (the … Continue reading

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Bavarian Imperial Circle

BAVARIAN IMPERIAL CIRCLE    BAYERISCHER REICHSKREIS. One of the original six Circles, the Bavarian Circle consisted of the Duchy (later the Electorate) of Bavaria  and about a dozen small secular principalities, practically all of which had been absorbed by Bavaria by … Continue reading

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Bavaria, Upper

BAVARIA, UPPER In 1255 the Duchy of Bavaria was partitioned between the brothers Louis II and Henry I, who had been jointly ruling the Duchy since the death of their father in 1253. Louis II, the elder brother, took UPPER … Continue reading

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Bavaria, Lower

BAVARIA, LOWER    When Bavaria was partitioned in 1255 Henry I, the younger brother, took LOWER BAVARIA (NIEDERBAYERN). These were the southern lands of eastern Bavaria:  the Danube valley from below Regensburg to above Passau, the Isar valley from below the … Continue reading

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Bavaria ~ Detailed History ~ The Land since 1945

Bavaria ~ Detailed History ~ The Land since 1945   When the Second World War ended the main body of Bavaria was placed in the American Zone of Occupation, but the detached Palatinate lands west of the Rhine were in the French Zone.   So … Continue reading

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