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Brieg

BRIEG   Duchy in Lower Silesia, named after a town, now called BRZEG, which stands on the Odra (Oder) below Opole and above Wroclaw, in southwestern Poland When Lower Silesia was partitioned in 1251, Brieg formed part of the Duchy of … Continue reading

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Brandenburg-Bayreuth

BRANDENBURG-BAYREUTH See BAYREUTH.

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Brandenburg ~ Province and Land

BRANDENBURG ~ Province and Land. In 1813-15 the Kingdom of Prussia recovered lost lands and gained new ones, and in consequence its provinces were reorganised.  The Mittelmark, the Neumark, Priegnitz, and Uckermark from the old Electorate were joined together with Upper … Continue reading

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Brandenburg ~ Electorate

BRANDENBURG ~ Electorate. Named after the (episcopal) town on the River Havel, west of Berlin.   As Branibor, it was the capital of a Slav principality, whose last Prince bequeathed it to Albert the Bear, the Margrave of the Nordmark, on his … Continue reading

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Brandenburg ~ Bishopric

BRANDENBURG ~ Bishopric. Bishopric in northeastern Germany. A Bishopric was first established in 948 in the town, which is on the River Havel, a tributary of the Elbe, and west of Berlin, but it was overwhelmed in the great Slav revolt … Continue reading

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Bavaria, Upper

BAVARIA, UPPER In 1255 the Duchy of Bavaria was partitioned between the brothers Louis II and Henry I, who had been jointly ruling the Duchy since the death of their father in 1253. Louis II, the elder brother, took UPPER … Continue reading

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Baruth

BARUTH Town in eastern Germany, south of Berlin, now in the Land of Brandenburg,.   It was once part of Lower Lausitz and then of Electoral Saxony, where it lay on the borders with Brandenburg.   Until 1635 it was separated from … Continue reading

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Barnim

BARNIM District in Brandenburg;  the eastern part of the Mittelmark, north of the River Spree and east of the upper Havel.   It was gradually acquired by the Ascanian Margraves of Brandenburg from the 1190s though it was not until 1230 … Continue reading

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Arnstein

ARNSTEIN     Medieval Imperial lordship in the eastern Harz Mountains, a neighbour of Mansfeld and lying northwest of Halle.  Two branches of the family acquired territory in the region southeast of Magdeburg, at Barby and at Lindow (Lindau).  The Lindow branch … Continue reading

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Ansbach

ANSBACH   or Brandenburg-Ansbach. Imperial Principality in southeastern Germany, named after its capital, which stands on the River Rezat, a tributary of the Rednitz and eventually of the Main.   The town, which is WSW of Nuremberg, is now a Stadtkreis in the … 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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Anhalt-Aschersleben

ANHALT-ASCHERSLEBEN The senior line of the partitioned Principality of Anhalt, c.1252-1315.   When the line died out in 1315, Aschersleben, which is northeast of the Harz Mountains, southeast of Halberstadt, and SSW of Magdeburg, passed to the Bishops of Halberstadt.   The … Continue reading

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Anhalt

ANHALT Principality in eastern Germany, which in the 18th century lay between western Brandenburg in the Kingdom of Prussia and western Saxony but in the 19th century was entirely surrounded by Prussia.   It stretched from lands to the north of … Continue reading

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Altmark

ALTMARK The old March, in northeastern Germany, later forming the western part of the Electorate of Brandenburg.   It lay almost completely west of the Elbe and north of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg, itself also part of Brandenburg from 1680. The … Continue reading

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