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Bydgoszcz

BYDGOSZCZ Former voivodship (Województwo bydgoskie) in inland northern Poland, named after its capital, which stands on the River Brda, a little way above its confluence with the Vistula.   It is northeast of Poznan and SSW of Gdañsk. The city belonged … Continue reading

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Breslau ~ Bishopric

BRESLAU ~ Bishopric. See also BRESLAU ~ Duchy   Bishopric in Silesia. The city of WROCŁAW, Polish since 1945, is on the River Oder, at a place where the river divides into several channels. Silesia was originally part of Poland, but the … Continue reading

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Brandenburg ~ Province and Land

BRANDENBURG ~ Province and Land. In 1813-15 the Kingdom of Prussia recovered lost lands and gained new ones, and in consequence its provinces were reorganised.  The Mittelmark, the Neumark, Priegnitz, and Uckermark from the old Electorate were joined together with Upper … Continue reading

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Berlin

BERLIN Capital of the Electorate of Brandenburg, of the Kingdom of Prussia, and eventually of united Germany; the city is also a Land in the German Federal Republic. Berlin began as two small towns, Berlin and Kölln, on the River … Continue reading

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Baruth

BARUTH Town in eastern Germany, south of Berlin, now in the Land of Brandenburg,.   It was once part of Lower Lausitz and then of Electoral Saxony, where it lay on the borders with Brandenburg.   Until 1635 it was separated from … Continue reading

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Aller

ALLER The northern department in the Kingdom of Westphalia, whose King was Jerome Bonaparte.   It was added to the Kingdom in 1810.   Formerly part of the Electorate of Hanover, it had been held by Prussia from 1805 until 1807, when … Continue reading

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Allenstein

ALLENSTEIN Town in the Bishopric of Ermeland, which became part of Poland in 1466 and of Prussia in 1772.   In 1920 it was the principal town in the plebiscite area in southern East Prussia, set up by the Treaty of … Continue reading

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