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Cologne ~ Archbishopric

COLOGNE ~ Archbishopric.   KÖLN. The most northerly of the three Electoral Archbishoprics of the Holy Roman Empire. The Archbishop’s province occupied the northwest of the Empire. It extended northwards along the middle and lower Meuse (from about the present frontier between … Continue reading

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Calw

CALW    County in the Holy Roman Empire, in Swabia.   The town of Calw is WSW of Stuttgart and SSE of Pforzheim and is today the administrative centre of the Landkreis of Calw in Baden-Württemberg. The County was powerful and important … Continue reading

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Burgau

BURGAU Margraviate in southern Germany;  named after a town on the River Mindel, a tributary of the Danube, southeast of Gunzburg, east of Ulm, and WNW of Augsburg. The lordship of Burgau, in eastern Swabia, was held by a branch … Continue reading

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Berg ~ Swabia

BERG ~ Swabia County in southern Germany;  the village whose castle gave it its name is now part of the district around the town of Ehingen, which is on the north bank of the Danube, southwest of Ulm.  Berg lies … Continue reading

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Berg ~ Rhineland

BERG ~ Rhineland County, later Duchy, in the Holy Roman Empire, in northwestern Germany, on the right bank of the Rhine and extending northwards from the northern slopes of the Westerwald to the River Ruhr east of Duisberg; A Grand … Continue reading

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Bentheim

BENTHEIM   Former Imperial County (Grafschaft) in northwestern Germany;  the town is now in southwest Niedersachsen, lying between the town of Rheine, which is on the River Ems, and the Dutch border.   The southwestern Landkreis in the region of Weser-Ems in … Continue reading

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