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Tag Archives: Alps
CHIAVENNA Former County north of Lake Como, belonging to the Grisons, 1512-1797, now in the Italian province of Sondrio, which contains the Val Tellina, which also belonged to the Grisons.
BRIXEN Former Bishopric, the southwestern diocese in the province of Salzburg, lying on both side of the Alps. The city, now in northern Italy and called BRESSANONE, stands near the confluence of the Rivers Isarco and Rienza, the former leading … Continue reading
Bavaria ~ Detailed History ~ Early Bavaria The name of the Bavarians only appears about the middle of the 6th century, so while the Romans ruled in much of the region the name was unknown. For the Romans the Danube formed … Continue reading
BAVARIA BAYERN. Land in south eastern Germany, and former Duchy, Electorate and Kingdom, and one of the longest lasting political units in European history, though its borders have changed. The present Land of Bavaria (Bayern) stretches northwards from the Allgäuer, … Continue reading
BASSES-ALPES Inland département (04) in southeastern France, formed from Provence in 1790 but which changed its name to ALPES-DE-HAUTE-PROVENCE in 1970. With the growth of tourism, a name that meant Low Alps could perhaps be off-putting, as those who want … Continue reading
AURADE Or, Auriade, or Auriate. A county in the 10th and 11th centuries in much of what is now the province of Cuneo in southwestern Piedmont in northwest Italy. The family that held it also acquired the Marquisate of Turin … Continue reading
AOSTA AOSTE (Fr). Province of northwestern Italy, named after its capital, a town on the Italian side of the Alps at the junction of the routes over the Great and Little St Bernard Passes. Aosta, once Augusta Praetoria, is one … Continue reading
ALPES GRAIAE ET POENINAE Or, Alpes Poeninae et Graiae. Roman province. In the early 3rd century, simply Alpes Graiae. The Graian Alps are separated from the Mont Blanc massif by the Little St Bernard Pass; the Pennine Alps, further north, … Continue reading
ALPES COTTIAE The middle of three Roman provinces which lay in the Alps between Cisalpine Gaul (now northern Italy) and Gaul in Augustus’s day. It was named after the mountain range now called the Alpi Cozie, in which the River … Continue reading
ALPEN UND DONAU REICHSGAUE From 1942 the Alpine and Danubian state districts was the politically correct name in the Third Reich for the lands of former Austria.
ALLGÄU Or, Algäu. District in early Germany, now mostly in the southwestern corner of Bavaria but earlier in eastern Swabia. Much of it is drained by the River Iller. Allgäu survives in place-names such as Immenstadt-im Allgäu, the Allgäuer Alps … Continue reading