Teutonic castle in Bytów

Teutonic castle in Bytów (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Small territory, named after the town, now called Bytów, in northern Poland, southeast of Słupsk and WSW of Gdañsk. It once lay on the borders of Poland and Pomerania and was held by the Teutonic Knights until 1466, when Poland granted it to the Duke of Pomerania as a fief, as well as Lauenburg (now Lebork) to the north. After the extinction of the Dukes of Pomerania the fiefs passed to the Electors of Brandenburg. The territory became Polish in 1945.

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