Tag Archives: Holy Roman Emperor

Anholt

ANHOLT A small lordship in northwestern Germany held directly from the Holy Roman Emperor;  the town of Anholt is on the River Ouder IJssel, north of Kleve and northwest of Wesel.   Today it is in Germany, though very close to … Continue reading

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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

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Ancona

ANCONA City on the Adriatic. A great March between the Apennines and the Adriatic (see MARCHE, Le).   A province in  central Italy. Ancona was originally a Greek city and belonged to the Pentapolis, which was recovered by the Byzantine … Continue reading

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