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Bayern

BAYERN   Bavaria. The eastern Land of southern Germany is divided into seven Regierungsbezirke (administrative regions).   Niederbayern (in the southeast) and  Oberbayern (in the south) (i.e. Lower and Upper Bavaria)  represent, broadly speaking, the reunited Duchy in the early 16th century.  … Continue reading

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Bavaria-Straubing

BAVARIA-STRAUBING    BAYERN-STRAUBING. Straubing, which is now a Stadtkreis in the Land of Bayern, stands on the right bank of the Danube below Regensburg and above Passau,  and was the capital of one of the divisions of the Duchy of Lower … Continue reading

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Bavaria-Landshut

BAVARIA-LANDSHUT   BAYERN-LANDSHUT. Landshut stands on the River Isar, a tributary of the Danube, northeast of Munich and south of Regensburg.   It was the capital of the Lower Bavarian Duchy, which was formed in 1255 and which reunited with Upper Bavaria … Continue reading

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Bavaria-Ingolstadt

BAVARIA-INGOLSTADT   BAYERN-INGOLSTADT. Duchy formed in 1392 when the three sons of Stephen II divided the lands in Upper and Lower Bavaria they had jointly ruled since his death in 1375.   The eldest brother, Stephen III, received the northwestern lands (the … 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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Bavaria, Lower

BAVARIA, LOWER    When Bavaria was partitioned in 1255 Henry I, the younger brother, took LOWER BAVARIA (NIEDERBAYERN). These were the southern lands of eastern Bavaria:  the Danube valley from below Regensburg to above Passau, the Isar valley from below the … Continue reading

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