Daily Archives: June 23, 2013

Bouillon

BOUILLON Lordship in the Holy Roman Empire, and later a Duchy in the borderlands between France and the southern Netherlands.  The town of Bouillon is at the present time near the French frontier and northeast of Sedan.  It stands on … Continue reading

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Bouches-du-Weser

BOUCHES-DU-WESER Department in the French Empire, 1810-13, including the former city-state of Bremen, its capital, and parts of Hanover and Oldenburg.

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Bouches-du-Rhône

BOUCHES-DU-RHÔNE The Département des Bouches-du-Rhône (13) is in southern France, bounded by the Rhône and its delta (in the west), the Mediterranean (south), and the Durance (north). It was formed in 1790 from western Provence. It was in the unoccupied … Continue reading

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Bouches-du-Rhin

BOUCHES-DU-RHIN   Department in the French Empire 1810-13, mainly the Brabantine sector of the former Lands of the Generality in the United Provinces, though also including southern Gelderland.  Its capital was Bois-le-Duc, now the Dutch town of Hertogenbosch. Curiously, the Bouches-du-Rhin … Continue reading

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Bouches-de-l’Yssel

BOUCHES-DE-L’YSSEL Department in the French Empire 1810-13;  the former and future Dutch province of Overijssel.

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Bouches-de-l’Escaut

BOUCHES-DE-L’ESCAUT Department in the French Empire 1810-13;  it joined the former County of Zeeland, except for the mainland strip south of the Scheldt estuary, which had become French in 1795, with the western part of the Lands of the Generality … Continue reading

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Bouches-de-l’Elbe

BOUCHES-DE-L’ELBE Department in the French Empire, 1810-13, joining the former Free Cities of Hamburg (the capital of the department) and Lübeck with former Hanoverian territory.   The territories were restored after the fall of Napoleon to their former owners, except for … Continue reading

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Bouches-de-l’Ebre

BOUCHES-DE-L’EBRE Short-lived Department in the French Empire, comprising southern Catalonia, formed in 1812 but abandoned in 1813.

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Bouches-de-la-Meuse

BOUCHES-DE-LA-MEUSE Department in the French Empire 1810-13, joining southern Holland with the western part of the Lands of the Generality (now Noord Brabant).   Though the Maas is south of the Rhine, the department lay north of the Bouches-du-Rhin.

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Bothnia

BOTHNIA The medieval and early modern Swedish regions of West and East Bothnia (Västerbotten and Osterbotten) lay either side of the Gulf of Bothnia (Botten means valley bottom).   In 1809 East Bothnia, with the rest of Finland, came under the … Continue reading

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Botoșani

BOTOŞANI Northeasternmost județ (county) in present-day Romania (in former Moldavia), lying between the Rivers Siret and Prut.

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Bosnia-Hercegovina

BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA;  BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Ger). A territory administered by Austria-Hungary, later annexed; A region within Yugoslavia, which formed one of the member Republics after 1946; An independent state since 1991. Under the terms of the Treaty of Berlin, July 1878, Bosnia-Herzegovina, though … Continue reading

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