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Ballenstedt

BALLENSTEDT County in the northeastern Harz in east central Germany in the 11th and 12th centuries;  the town is west of Aschersleben and southwest of Magdeburg. The Counts were already important when Count Otto the Rich (d.1123) married one of … Continue reading

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Anhalt-Plötzkau

ANHALT-PLÖTZKAU Plötzkau, now a small town to the southwest of Bernburg, was capital of an old county in the marcher region on the edge of the Duchy of Saxony.   Its Counts in the 12th century claimed to be Margraves of … Continue reading

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