Tag Archives: Magdeburg

Ballenstedt

BALLENSTEDT County in the northeastern Harz in east central Germany in the 11th and 12th centuries;  the town is west of Aschersleben and southwest of Magdeburg. The Counts were already important when Count Otto the Rich (d.1123) married one of … 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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Anhalt-Zerbst

ANHALT-ZERBST When Anhalt was divided c.1252 amongst the sons of its first Prince, the youngest took Zerbst, a town southeast of Magdeburg and on the further side of the Elbe from the bulk of the Principality.   This Zerbst line divided … 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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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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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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