Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

Brunswick-Lüneburg

BRUNSWICK-LÜNEBURG   Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Major division of the Duchy of Brunswick.  Lüneburg is southeast of Hamburg, on the River Ilmenau, a tributary of the Elbe.  Its lands formed the original territory of the Welf dynasty in northern Germany, inherited through Wulfhilda, the … Continue reading

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Brunswick-Harburg

BRUNSWICK-HARBURG   BRAUNSCHWEIG-HARBURG. In 1527 when the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg was partitioned, the eldest brother took Harburg as his share (Harburg itself is on the oppposite bank of the Elbe from Hamburg and has belonged to that city-state since 1937).  His … Continue reading

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Brunswick-Grubenhagen

BRUNSWICK-GRUBENHAGEN    BRAUNSCHWEIG-GRUBENHAGEN. When Duke Albert of Brunswick died in 1279, his lands were divided amongst his three sons, the eldest becoming Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen.   The lands of the Duchy lay south of the Harz in two districts.  The more westerly … Continue reading

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