Tag Archives: German Confederation

Confederation of the Rhine

CONFEDERATION OF THE RHINE    Or, Rhenish Confederation; RHEINBUND;  la Confédération du Rhin. In July 1806 a group of German principalities with the foreknowledge and approval of France joined together to form a new Confederation.   From the south of Germany came … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, France, Germany | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Birkenfeld

BIRKENFELD Town above the valley of the upper Nahe in Rheinland-Pfalz in western Germany, near the border with the Saarland.   It is the capital of the Landkreis of Idar-Oberstein. The town was part of the County of Sponheim, and, after … Continue reading

Posted in France, Germany | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Bavaria ~ Detailed History ~ The Kingdom of Bavaria

Bavaria ~ Detailed History ~ The Kingdom of Bavaria Between 1803 and 1810 Germany was reshaped.   Bavaria was one of the greatest gainers of territory.   By 1810 it had acquired all the other members of the Bavarian Imperial Circle, the last … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, France, Germany | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Anhalt-Dessau

ANHALT-DESSAU One of the divisions of the Principality of Anhalt.   The town of Dessau is on the River Mulde, a little above its confluence with the Elbe, and is southeast of Magdeburg and north of Leipzig. Anhalt-Dessau is sometimes used … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anhalt-Bernburg

ANHALT-BERNBURG One of the divisions of the Principality of Anhalt, c.1252-1468 and again from 1603, when it was held by the second oldest brother and his heirs, until the extinction of the line in 1863.   The town of Bernburg is … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment