Tag Archives: Swabia

Calw

CALW    County in the Holy Roman Empire, in Swabia.   The town of Calw is WSW of Stuttgart and SSE of Pforzheim and is today the administrative centre of the Landkreis of Calw in Baden-Württemberg. The County was powerful and important … Continue reading

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Burgau

BURGAU Margraviate in southern Germany;  named after a town on the River Mindel, a tributary of the Danube, southeast of Gunzburg, east of Ulm, and WNW of Augsburg. The lordship of Burgau, in eastern Swabia, was held by a branch … Continue reading

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Bobfingen

BOPFINGEN Imperial Free City in eastern Swabia, west of Nördlingen.   The town is now in the Ostalbkreis in Baden-Wurttemberg. It was founded by the Hohenstaufen and was later frequently pawned, usually to the Counts of Oettingen, by needy Kings.   The … Continue reading

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Bavaria ~ Detailed History ~ The Duchy, 995-1180

Bavaria ~ Detailed History ~ The Duchy, 995-1180 Only Henry the Younger of the Dukes in the second half of the 10th century was a Bavarian, though the Wrangler and his son were descended from the Luitpoldings.  In appointing the first … Continue reading

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Augsburg

AUGSBURG A Bishopric; An Imperial Free City. The city of Augsburg is situated in the east of the Duchy of Swabia and in the Province of Mainz;  it stands on the River Lech, tributary of the Danube, and is now in … Continue reading

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Altdorf

ALTDORF The one-time capital of the Welf lands in Swabia stands near Lake Constance (Bodensee) and belongs to the Ravensburg Landkreis in  Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany.  It is now part of the town of Weingarten, which grew up beside the … Continue reading

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Allgäu

ALLGÄU    Or, Algäu. District in early Germany, now mostly in the southwestern corner of Bavaria but earlier in eastern Swabia.   Much of it is drained by the River Iller.   Allgäu survives in place-names such as Immenstadt-im Allgäu, the Allgäuer Alps … Continue reading

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Aalen

AALEN    Once an Imperial Free City, in southwestern Germany, in Swabia, east of Stuttgart and north of Ulm.   The town stands on the River Kocher, a tributary of the Neckar, and is now the administrative centre of the Ostalbkreis in … Continue reading

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