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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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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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